Four people hear charges in wire-tapping scandal
June 27, 2014
The prosecutor's office has already pressed charges against four people allegedly involved in the wire-tapping scandal that broke out in Poland after the publication of recorded conversations of high ranking officials.
The first two to hear charges were Lukasz N. - manager of the restaurant where illegal recordings took place - and Konrad L. - waiter at another such location.
Wednesday night the prosecutor's office said that charges were also pressed against business Marek F. - shareholder of several companies including coal distribution firm skladywegla.pl and telecom infrastructure firm Hawe - and Krzysztof R. - Hawe's deputy CEO.
The accused could be sentenced to two years' imprisonment for illegal wire-tapping but if it turns out they acted as an organized group those sentences could be more severe. Meanwhile, Marek F. is already awaiting a ruling in a corruption case.