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Warsaw mayor has bank funds seized amid restitution probe

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Grzegorz Siwicki 21.09.2017 15:00
Tax authorities in Poland have seized funds from the bank account of Warsaw's mayor over her refusal to testify in an ongoing restitution probe, an official said on Thursday.
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Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz has repeatedly failed to appear before a special parliamentary commission probing suspected restitution irregularities in the Polish capital.

Gronkiewicz-Waltz has failed to appear before the panel despite being summoned four times to attend hearings concerning a total of six properties, said Patryk Jaki, the head of the commission and a deputy justice minister.

The commission has imposed six PLN 3,000 (EUR 700, USD 835) fines on Gronkiewicz-Waltz, working out to PLN 18,000 in total.

The tax authorities stepped in after a request from the commission for debt collection proceedings, according to Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.

Jaki rebutted an argument by Gronkiewicz-Waltz that authorities cannot begin to collect the debt until an administrative court considers an appeal she has made in the case.

Gronkiewicz-Waltz has refused to appear before the commission, arguing the body is unconstitutional. (gs/pk)

Source: IAR

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