Monday, March 17, 2008

Stoklosa to remain in custody

Henryk Stoklosa will remain in custody for the next 3 months in connection with tax fraud.

The court in Poznan, west-central Poland, granted the motion for an extension of custody for the Polish businessman and former senator.

Stoklosa was detained in Germany in November, after an international arrest warrant was issued for him. In December he was transported to Poland.

Henryk Stoklosa is connected to the scandal in the Ministry of Finance. He is suspected of securing tax exemptions worth millions of zloty thanks to his connections with corrupt officials from the Finance Ministry and a judge from Poznan.

The Public Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw brought 22 charges against him. He is facing up to ten years in prison.