The officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau of Poland detained former head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine Sławomir Nowak on suspicion of corruption and activities within an organised crime group.
"The officers of the Regional Office of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau in Gdańsk have detained three persons suspected of corruption and operating within an organised crime group," reads the statement of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau of Poland.
As noted, Sławomir N. – former Member of Polish Parliament, former Minister of Transport and former head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor), Dariusz Z. – former commander of “GROM” Military Unit no. 2305, and Jacek P. – a businessman from Gdańsk are among the detainees.
“The detainees will be brought to the Prosecutor’s Office, where they will be presented with charges. The investigation concerns suspicion of both – corruption and operating within an organised crime group,” the statement reads.
The investigation is conducted jointly by the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office in Kyiv and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
In 2011-2013, Sławomir Nowak headed the Ministry of Transport of Poland. From October 19, 2016 to October 1, 2019, Nowak was the Acting Head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine. In October 2016, he received Ukrainian citizenship.