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Chief auditor refutes corruption claims

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Jo Harper 28.08.2015 13:39
Head of the supreme auditing chamber (NIK), Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, has said he will waive his parliamentary immunity if it would speed up clearing his name of corruption allegations against him.
Head of NIK Krzysztof Kwiatkowski. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński Head of NIK Krzysztof Kwiatkowski. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kamiński

The news site TVN24.pl reported that the Katowice public prosecutor's office, on the basis of materials collected by the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBA), is looking into allegations against both Kwiatkowski and Jan Bury, head of the junior coalition party, the People's Party (PSL), parliamentary club.

Kwiatkowski and Bury, ex-deputy head at NIK, are reportedly accused of influencing the outcome of job competitions for senior positions in NIK offices in the cities of Rzeszów (south-eastern Poland) and Łódź (central Poland).

Kwiatkowski, the prosecution and CBA suspect, had undue influence over the outcome of a job selection process for the deputy director of the Department of Environment at the headquarters of NIK.

Kwiatkowski denies all allegations and said he wants a quick resolution of the matter. "If the Attorney General directs a proposal in this regard to the Speaker of Parliament, then I request a waiver of my immunity."

"The new directors and deputy directors of NIK local offices won their job competitions that were carried out in accordance with the law and internal procedures. The best candidates for individual units were selected," he said.

"For the over 20 years I have been in public life I have always acted honestly. I know the importance of honesty, impartiality, fairness and integrity and these are values that every day I am loyal to," he concluded. (jh/rk)

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