Dozens detained as Polish law enforcers crack down on suspected bank fraud
PR dla Zagranicy
A total of 71 suspects were detained in a coordinated series of swoops across Poland on Tuesday as law enforcers cracked down on a suspected massive fraud targeting a bank.
The headquarters of SK Bank in the Warsaw suburb of Wołomin. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski
Those detained include individuals who occupied senior managerial positions in the cooperative SK Bank in the Warsaw suburb of Wołomin, according to First Deputy Prosecutor-General/National Prosecutor Bogdan Święczkowski.
The bank was swindled out of a staggering PLN 1.6 billion (EUR 380 million, USD 440 million) over several years, Święczkowski told a news conference.
Irregularities included dubious bank loans, according to law enforcers.
In total, prosecutors plan to press charges against 85 suspects in the case, Święczkowski said as he briefed reporters on the joint operations of prosecutors and the country’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA).
The investigation is ongoing, with law enforcers planning further steps, Święczkowski said.