Monday, August 11, 2008

Stadium Chief Accused

The plans for construction of a national stadium in central Warsaw took a hit this week with a scandal developing around the head of the government agency behind the project.

Prosecutors are investigating charges by Dziennik daily that Michal Borowski, previously Warsaw’s chief city architect, lied on property declarations while working in his previous post. The paper say he hid vested interests in the form of shares in a series of architectural and construction sector companies based in Sweden.

Daily Rzeczpospolita also claims Borowski was at the center of a political cabal which was formed to funnel money out to allies of the last Law and Justice government.

Borowski denies the charges and says he will await the results of the investigation.

“I started working in the mayor’s office on August 18, 2003, and resigned from the boards of these companies on August 21,” he told a news conference.