Fortunately, such horrible crimes are rare. Man given life in jail for killing wife and four children in Poland 19.12.2016 11:40 A court in Gliwice, southern Poland, on Monday handed out a life sentence to a man who according to prosecutors killed his wife and four children after setting fire to his house in order to obtain insurance money. The accused, Dariusz P. (face blanked out) after the verdict was announced. Photo: PAP/Michał SzalastThe accused, Dariusz P. (face blanked out) after the verdict was announced. Photo: PAP/Michał Szalast The defendant, named only as "Dariusz P.", was heavily in debt, the PAP news agency reported. Prosecutors said he was a psychopath, PAP added. The defendant pleaded not guilty. He claimed that the fire in his house in May 2013 was an accident and that at the time he was some 10 kilometres away. The defence had called for him to be acquitted. The court verdict, which is subject to appeal, means the accused would spend at least 35 years in prison.
Polish proverb says: Devil burns in an old oven. Doctor accused of molesting cancer patients 08.02.2017 14:45 A 65-year-old surgeon from Gdańsk, in Poland’s north, has been charged with 31 counts of molesting 25 of his cancer patients, including one aged under 15. The charges relate to incidents between 2005 and 2015, most of which took place after 2013, a spokeswoman the Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk said. She added that the surgeon has denied wrongdoing. The man was detained on Tuesday after being investigated since late 2014. More than 2,000 women were interviewed during the inquiry. The man claimed to feel unwell and was taken to hospital after he was detained, delaying his questioning until the late hours of Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the doctor’s residence and surgery were searched on Tuesday and investigators recovered a firearm. The suspect has a gun permit but it does not allow for possession of the gun that was found. (vb/pk)
A female prosecutor was caught drunk driving.
A top judge was caught shop lifting.
It shouldn`t be surprising then that certain thieves presented each other with Oscar like statuettes after most outstanding exploits.
Polish man sentenced for being a Russian spy 20.03.2017 14:54 A Polish lawyer accused of spying for Russia’s military intelligence has been sentenced to four years in jail.
According to investigators, Stanisław Sz. (name withheld due to Polish privacy laws) took part in Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate operations and acted to Poland's detriment.
Judge Agnieszka Domańska said Stanisław Sz. had undergone spy training in 2012 and agreed to carry out tasks for the Kremlin's intelligence organisation.
The judge added that the accused acted to the detriment of Poland’s “finances, in terms of security, especially energy”.
“The accused knew the real, social and legal consequences of his acts, he knew that his behaviour violated both social and legal norms”.
According to the court, Stanisław Sz. provided Russian intelligence with a classified report on gas deals from Poland’s Supreme Audit Office, gained information about a gas terminal’s opening, and attended a parliamentary energy commission hearing in order to get “unofficial information”.
The court also said he infiltrated Polish energy-sector journalists to use them for promoting Russian policy and conducted a propaganda campaign out of his law firm office.
His lawyers have said they will appeal the court’s decision.
Mental disorders rarely cause such serious crimes here. Yet, they do happen.
One dead, several wounded after a knife attack in a shopping centre. 27 year old perpetrator is said to have suffered from deep depression, or even schizophrenia. He was overpowered by customers.
Knife-wielding man kills one, injures 9 others in Poland shopping mall
Last Updated Oct 20, 2017 1:59 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland -- A man attacked people with a knife Friday at a shopping mall in southeastern Poland, killing one person and sending nine others to the hospital with wounds, police said.
Andrzej Wierszyna, spokesman for the police in the town of Stalowa Wola, said the attack took place Friday afternoon with a sharp tool. Police officer Anna Klee was quoted by the PAP news agency saying it was a knife and a 50-year-old woman died in the hospital.
"He was attacking people from behind, hitting them with the knife," Klee told PAP.
The 27-year-old Polish man, a resident of the town, has been detained.
Police chief Krzysztof Pobuta said the attacker was not able to explain his motives and was in an emotional state after he stabbed people in the back Friday afternoon. Pobuta said there's "no terrorist or ideological context for the attack, it is rather his poor psychological condition."
Nine people were taken to hospitals in Stalowa Wola, Tarnobrzeg and Sandomierz.
Regional governor Ewa Leniart says four of the injured have undergone surgery and two of them are in critical condition. She says five women and four men between 50 and 18 were wounded.
New kinds of crimes originated after the fall of communism. It took the state a dozen years to examine the problem and develop preventive measures as well as penalties for such acts.
It happened many times that a rich "businessman" bought a house with lodgers in a posh area and then tried to remove them by various disturbing actions, making their lives a nuisance. Courts have just started sentencing first perpetrators who wanted to cleanse apartment buildings and turn them into commercial facilities.
Funny. It only proves that ways of cheating are countless and the old tricks are still used. A man received the payment for a dog and was quite happy until he discovered the banknotes come from a board game! [/img]