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Rzeczpospolita reports on corrupt practices, tax evasion, credit frauds

Quoting the Central Investigation Bureau, the respected Rzeczpospolita daily reported on July 25 that "hundreds of companies and people" form an "oil mafia" in Poland and are involved in wide-scale corrupt practices, tax evasion, and credit frauds.

According to Rzeczpospolita, the losses incurred by the state treasury because of "oil mafia" activities are estimated at 10 billion zlotys ($2.5 billion).

About a dozen or so investigations into the "oil mafia" are under way in the country but investigators do not co-ordinate their work and the state is not undertaking systematic activities to recover lost assets.

(NewsBase 29.vii.02)

 
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