The inexorable trial for the former president of Getback – Judiciary


Konrad K., the main accused in a high-profile economic scandal, will remain in custody until September 12. He complained but lost.

Despite the record-long, almost three-year detention, Konrad K. will not be released. The Court of Appeal in Warsaw on Thursday rejected the complaint filed by his lawyer. This means that the former president of the debt collection company will remain behind bars for another four months – until September 12.

According to information from Rzeczpospolita, the meeting was short-lived.

– The court did not dwell on the motives on the assumption that the parties knew the circumstances of the case. The arguments are to be included in the written justification requested by the prosecutor’s office – we hear from our interlocutor who knows the course of the meeting.

Instead of Konrad K.’s attorney, Marek Małecki, attorney at law, his trainee attorney appeared in court as a substitute. On the eve of the session, in an interview with Rzeczpospolita, attorney Małecki argued that “there is no justification for such a long detention” and that it is “inhumane to the extent it is applied to Konrad K.”.

Earlier extending the detention of the former president of Getback, the court pointed to the high probability of committing the alleged offenses, as well as the fear of fleeing and obstructing the proceedings by influencing the testimony of other people. To K.’s disadvantage – as we wrote – was the fact that he had already left for Israel once, where he probably intended to settle down. Whether exactly such premises will be indicated by the Court of Appeal, which has now rejected the defense’s complaint, it will be known when it will prepare a written justification of its decision.

Attorney In the complaint, Małecki indicated, inter alia, that three years after the charges were brought and his client was arrested, there was no fear of fraud.

Konrad K. is the only one of the suspects in the Getback scandal who is in custody. He arrived there in June 2018, after he got off the plane after returning from Israel. Since then, he has had his detention extended on numerous occasions and, despite the complaints, maintained. Judge Iwona Strączyńska from the District Court in Warsaw, who was assigned this high-profile case, applied for its last extension until September 12th.

The Getback investigation is being conducted by the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, so far it has brought charges against 61 suspects. The first indictment against 16 people, including Konrad K. and former CEOs and managers of Idea Bank (which sold risky Getback bonds without the consent of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority) for fraud and money withdrawal, which resulted in 9 thousand. people lost about PLN 3 billion – he went to court in October last year.

Injured customers await trial. The final decision as to whether the trial will start or whether the indictment will be sent back to the prosecutor’s office for completion – as judge Strączyńska wants – the Court of Appeal is to be made on May 24.


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