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Can prosecutors ask a judge to imprison a Pole over business taxes?


regionpolski 33 | 153
12 Jan 2012 #1
A friend of ours has had legal troubles for over six years in Poland. He's a Pole, and these events have taken place in Poland. As far as we know (we are not that close to the situation so we may not know everything) our friend has been imprisoned several times over the past six years on suspicion of not paying business taxes. He's yet to be charged with any crime, so no trial dates have been set. Typically, he'll be put in prison (detained might be a better word) for 90 days, and then be released after posting a cash bond. This has gone on for six years. In the latest incident, he's been held for six months, and was scheduled for release two days ago. The prosecutor went to the judge and was granted permission to hold him another 90 days. Does this really happen? Can prosecutors detain people indefinetely in the hopes the'll talk or pay a bribe? I'm told this is not uncommon.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
12 Jan 2012 #2
n imprisoned several times over the past six years on suspicion of

This alone sounds weird.

and then be released after posting a cash bond

This too.

This has gone on for six years.

Nothing special for the Polish legal system which is one of the least efficient in Europe.

In the latest incident, he's been held for six months, and was scheduled for release two days ago. The prosecutor went to the judge and was granted permission to hold him another 90 days. Does this really happen?

Bizarre.

I'm told this is not uncommon.

It doesn't quite have the ring of truth. Are you sure he's actually been in prison and not elsewhere?
Harry
12 Jan 2012 #3
It doesn't quite have the ring of truth. Are you sure he's actually been in prison and not elsewhere?

Do the names Roman Kluska and Bruce Robinson mean anything to you?
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
12 Jan 2012 #4
Indeed they do. Kluska was on Poland's Rich List and Robinson is on remand for gross negligence leading to the deaths of 60 people. The OP is asking about non-payment of CIT - I'm sure they don't jail people on suspicion of that. It would have to be a huge amount and would be a very high profile case.
OP regionpolski 33 | 153
13 Jan 2012 #5
Thanks for the insights. We're hearing everything second hand, so we're not sure what's true and what's not true.
hardcandy
25 Jan 2012 #6
when can everyone read the whole story?


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