Saturday, December 29, 2007

Krauze charged with obstructing justice

The District Prosecutor of Warsaw has charged Polish businessman Ryszard Krauze with giving false evidence during an investigation into corruption in the agricultural ministry.

After he was read out the charges, Krauze pleaded not guilty.

No restrictions of movement were placed on the millionaire businessman.

Krauze is accused of obstructing an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Agency into land deal kickbacks at the ministry of agriculture August.

The case became front page news and led to the sacking of ministers involved in the alleged scam, including the then vice-premier Andrzej Lepper

Krauze has waved the right to keep his surname private during the legal process