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Deputy Demands Millions in Compensation
June 17, 2009   
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Janusz Palikot, a deputy from the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party, said June 1 he would demand zl.10 million in compensation from journalists working for the Dziennik daily over articles about his finances. This is the highest compensation amount ever demanded in Poland in such a case.

Dziennik wrote May 29 that Palikot was receiving millions in loans from anonymous companies registered in tax havens. According to the daily, Palikot set up a company in Luxembourg in 2007 and it immediately started to lend him money. The company reportedly received the money from a small firm which has a post-box address in Cyprus and whose shareholders reside in the Caribbean. Palikot's former wife, Maria Nowińska, who has sued him claiming that he concealed the real value of his property in their divorce case, has alleged that the Caribbean is where Palikot transferred some of his assets.

Palikot says his case is being exploited by Roman Giertych, former deputy prime minister and leader of the extra-parliamentary League of Polish Families (LPR) party, in an effort to make a political comeback. Giertych is a lawyer who represents Palikot's former wife in a case over division of property.
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