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Whistleblower Stonoga prison sentence upheld

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Jo Harper 25.06.2015 06:59
A one-year prison sentence without the right to appeal handed down to whistleblower Zbigniew Stonoga has been upheld.
Zbigniew Stonoga. Photo: PAP/Paweł SupernakZbigniew Stonoga. Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak

The weekly Polityka explains that the sentence is for using fraudulent documents when selling a Lexus car for PLN 50,000.

Stonoga was earlier found guilty in 2014, appealed and the decision has now been upheld.

"It is the case that Mr Stonoga has a year sentence, which was upheld by the Regional Court in Warsaw’s district of Praga Północ,” judge Joanna Zaremba, the court spokesperson, told Gazeta.pl.

Last week Stonoga received more criminal charges over the release of confidential documents related to the so-called finance-tap scandal.

Last Wednesday, he 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 businessman and social agitator announced that he will be founding a political party in July.

Later on Thursday the court will also decide on whether Stonoga will receive further punishment for operating under false documents. This could add six months to his sentence.

Stonoga has published a short film on Facebook since the sentence. “Listen, you Warsaw court prostitutes, how much did [PM Ewa] Kopacz pay, sons of bitches, for this sentence? How much?”

Stonoga goes on to threaten another scandal and to expose how Andrzej Lepper “really” died. Lepper, for whom Stonoga worked, was the leader of the Self-Defence party that briefly held a minority coalition position 10 years ago.

He died in mysterious circumstances, with suicide the official reason for the death. (jh/rg)

Source: Gazeta.pl, Polityka

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