The indictment regarding the scandal at the Polish Armaments Group was brought to court at the end of June 2021. As “Wprost” learns, to this day none of the defendants, including Bartłomiej Misiewicz, has sat on the bench because the court has not even set a trial date.
January 2019. The Central Anticorruption Bureau detains former spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, Bartłomiej Misiewicz. The officers also detain former MP Mariusz Antoni K., a former member of the management board of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, two former directors of PGZ and a former employee of the Ministry of National Defense. The CBA acts on the orders of the Tarnobrzeg prosecutor’s office, which has been investigating irregularities at PGZ since 2017. This concerns mismanagement, invoking influence and falsifying documents when concluding contracts by the company.
Misiewicz spends five months in custody. He is released after paying PLN 100,000 bail. Two years later, on June 30, 2021, an indictment prepared by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Tarnobrzeg is sent to the District Court in Warsaw. Investigators are charging six people, including Misiewicz, with acting to the detriment of the Polish Armaments Group and invoking influence in the Ministry of Defense.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Misiewicz and Agnieszka M., a former employee of the Ministry of National Defense, exposed PGZ to damages amounting to over one million zlotys. Then the loud scandal quiets down.
During the following months, the first and second year, the court does not set the date of the first hearing. As it turns out, nothing changes in this matter.
“As of the date of the response (January 31, 2024 – editor’s note), no date for the first hearing has been set in the requested case,” the president of the District Court in Warsaw informs “Wprost”.