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More criminal charges against Stonoga

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Roberto Galea 18.06.2015 17:40
Zbigniew Stonoga has received more criminal charges over the release of confidential documents related to the so-called finance-tap scandal.
Zbigniew Stonoga. Photo: PAP/Paweł SupernakZbigniew Stonoga. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak

On Wednesday, Stonoga released more leaked documents from the prosecutor’s office which are part of the investigation into a number of eavesdropping recordings of top Polish dignitaries which rocked the political world in 2014.

The charges on Thursday relate to “The public dissemination on 16 June of […] seven more volumes of files into the tape scandal,” Przemysław Nowak, a spokesperson for the Prosecutor's Office in Warsaw, said.

Nine members of the governing Civic Platform (PO) party resigned following Stonoga’s release of the first batch of documents last week. The resignations include those of three ministers as well as Sejm speaker, Radosław Sikorski.

Stonoga was breifly detained and charged following the leak last week. His passport has been taken away, and he has been given a round-the-clock police escort.

Political ambitions

Meanwhile, businessman and social agitator Zbigniew Stonoga has announced that he will be founding a political party in July.

He told the Wirtualna Polska website that the “Stonoga Partia Polska” would be made up exclusively of people under the age of 30.

Stonoga was earlier an advisor to the late populist politician Andrzej Lepper, who founded the Self Defence party. (rg)

Source: Polska the Times, Wirtualna Polska

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