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PiS informs prosecutor general of alleged PM's crime
September 7, 2012   
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Poland's main opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party notified the prosecutor general of Prime Minister Donald Tusk possibly breaking the law over failing to meet his obligations and disclosing confidential information related to the recent scandal around Amber Gold investment company, PiS caucus head Mariusz Blaszczak said on Thursday.

The accusations came after press reports revealed that the Tusk's son had worked for the now-bankrupt airline OLT Express, owned by Amber Gold.

"It is yet another absurd idea spawned by the PiS," government spokesman Pawel Gras said.

Earlier on Wednesday PiS said would once again motion for establishing a parliamentary investigative committee to inquire into the Amber Gold case.

Marcin Mastalerek, a PiS MP told a press conference that his party caucus will be demanding that the note of the Internal Security Agency ABW in which on May 24 the Agency informed PM Tusk about the problems of the Amber Gold should be declassified.

PiS would like to check whether adequate actions have been taken in this case, Mastalerek said.

Based in the coastal city of Gdansk, Amber Gold offered its clients exceptionally high, up to 14 % interest on what it claimed were investments in gold. Instead of investing the money, it apparently used funds from new clients to pay off older clients. After three years of operations Amber Gold announced insolvency in August leaving thousands deposit clients stranded. The company’s founder was charged with illegal activities and fraud.
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