Polish court refuses to release on bail former head of Ukravtodor

Open source/Sławomir Nowak

A court in Poland has rejected to release ex-head of Ukravtodor Slawomir Novak from custody, Onet.pl reports.

The court upheld the decision of the previous court on the preliminary detention of Novak.

Novak’s defense wanted to replace the preliminary detention with another measure of restraint, for example, release on bail.

The lawyers also provided a list of 17 people who were ready to bail Novak.

On July 22, the Warsaw District Court ruled to detain Slawomir Novak for three months. The ex-minister of transport in the government of Donald Tusk and the ex-head of Ukravtodor is suspected of leading an organized criminal group that profited from corruption.

The investigation is connected with the period when Slawomir Novak was the head of Ukravtodor. He was appointed Acting Head of the agency in October 2016, and resigned in late September 2019.

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