Thursday, April 08, 2010

Corruption in Poland’s armed forces

From: The News
Nine people, including soldiers, reserve officers and civil workers in the Polish Armed Forces, have been charged for fixing tenders on military equipment.

The Central Anti-Corruption Bureau has revealed that the armed forces lost several million zloty as a result of corruption.

“The Military Prosecutor’s Office in the western city of Poznan, the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Military Gendarmerie opened an investigation on the case several months ago. They established that the suspects formed a kind of criminal group which aimed at cornering the military market in Poland,” says Jacek Dobrzynski from the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The suspects are accused of giving and taking bribes, fixing tenders, not meeting their obligations and exceeding their authority, revealing official secrets and belonging to a criminal group.