PGNiG’s deputy CEO Parafianowicz resigns over tape scandal
August 8, 2014
Natural gas group PGNiG deputy CEO Andrzej Parafianowicz, entangled in the recent tape scandal alongside former Transport Minister Slawomir Nowak, has resigned from his post, PGNiG said in a market filing.
Parafianowicz had been suspended as a member of the management board since mid-June.
Parafianowicz and Nowak featured in one of illegal tape recordings published in June by the weekly Wprost. Parafianowicz, a former deputy Finance Minister, reportedly offered to tone down a tax investigation into Nowak's wife's income statements.
Parafinowicz was also recorded discussing construction of Poland's LNG gas terminal, where he said major delays are likely well beyond what has been admitted publicly.
The official himself denied having exerted any influence on tax inspection services in general and in relation to Nowak's wife in particular and claims to have never violated company interests.