Wednesday, September 17, 2008

District prosecutor presses for corruption charges

A year and a half after the spectacular detention of Miroslaw G., the former head of the cardiosurgery department at the Interior Ministry hospital in Warsaw, the prosecutor has accused him of corruption
"Miroslaw G. was accused of committing 41 crimes related to accepting financial benefits from patients or their families," said Katarzyna Szeska, the spokesperson of the district prosecutor in Warsaw.

"Another charge is related to persistent violation of employees' rights to the damage of medical personnel."

The total value of bribes that the former doctor accepted stands at around zl.50,000. The accusation, however, does not include the several hundred bottles of luxurious cognacs and vodkas which were found by Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA) officers while searching his house in February last year.