Police and Prosecutors Piotr Kaleciński raid of 6th November 2013

 

SINCE 6 NOV. WROCLAW’S POLICE HAVE PERSISTANTLY KEPT TERRYFING THE STAFF OF K.U.K. EMOTIONALLY BLACKMAILING THEM TO LEAVE THE COMPANY. LEFT WITH NO INTERNET CONNECTION NOR THEIR CORPORATE HANDIES THEY FIND IT HARD TO CONTACT THEIR HQ OVERSEAS, WHICH THEY ARE ALSO THREATENED NOT TO DO.

AS ON 18 NOV. THE POLICE SMASHED ROUTERS AND DISABLED PHONELINES NOW OFFICES ARE LEFT DEAD-EMPTY. IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, EVERY DAY THE POLICE HARRASES OUR STAFF SEIZING DOCUMENTS AND ASSETS. AS WE SEE NO CHANGE OF KEEPING THE LOST 7000 POSTS WE PLAN TO CONSULT GERMAN AND SWISS LAWYERS IN ORDER THAT THE PROSECUTORS’ COMMITED – BY POLISH GOVERNMENT – UNDERMINING BASIC BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OF GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND.

SINCE 6 NOV. , THIS VIOLATING OF HUMAN RIGHTS HAS A NATURE OF EVERY-DAY OCCURANCE. POLISH ATTORNIES – DEFENDING OUR EMPLOYEES: BARBARA WOJCIECHOWSKA, MAGDALENA WACKOWSKA, DAGMARA NATKANIEC, KONRAD RYBNICKI, MONIKA BELCZYK AND KRYSTYNA CHUDYBA (ALL COMPREHENDED TILL 8 FEB. 2014) – TOGETHER WITH POLISH POLICE – IMPUDENTLY KEEP PERSUADING THEIR FAMILIES FROM MAINTAINING ANY CONTACT WITH K.U.K. ‘S BRANCHES IN SWITZERLAND, GERMANY, AND BELGIUM. THE LAWYERS – NO DOUBT – ARE ACTING IN FAVOUR OF PROSECUTOR’S OFFICES AND THE POLICE, ‘EXPLAINING’ TO THE COMPREHENDED AND THEIR RELATIVES THAT THAY ‘HAD BETTER KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT’.

WHAT WE ARE FACING IS A DISASSTER, AS 7000 OF STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE VIRTUALLY AT THEIR TEARS NOT BEING ABLE TO SUSTAIN THEMSELVES HAVING LOST THEIR JOBS FOR EVER.

EVERY DAY WE FOLLOW THE NEWS BROKEN WORLDWIDE, AND ARE ABLE TO SEE THAT POLISH LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE GETTING EVEN MORE BRUTAL AND MERSILESS IN THE WAY THEY ARE TREATING K.U.K.’S STAFF. THE POLICE HARRASSES THOSE NOT ARRESTED (WHO COULD GO ON WORKING) AND STOPS FROM ENTERING THEIR OFFICES OCCUPYING K.U.K.’S PREMISES 24/7.

WE BELIEVE THAT JOSSE BAROSSO OUGHT TO SEND TWO OBSERVES TO WROCLAW AND INTERVENE WITH THE EU COMMITTEE WHO ARE DEFENDING ONLY ONE PERSON – JULIA TYMOSZENKO, WHILE OTHER 7000 ARE GOING THROUGH UNBELIEVABLY HORRIBLE ORDEAL, WHICH, ALLOWING FOR THEIR FAMILIES, AMOUNTS TO AROUND 20 000 PEOPLE BEING AFFECTED BY THIS CRIME.

PRIME MINISTER DONALD TUSK, ON 20 APRIL 2013 ASKED GERMAN LEADER ANGELA MERKEL TO SUPPORT HIS PLOT – PLS SEE ATTACHED FILES.

ON 26 APR. POLISH INTELLIGENCE ARRIVED IN BERLIN, AND AUTHORISED BY POLISH GOVERNMENT, WERE TO ASSASINATE ZDZISLAW KMETKO AT HIS DOORSTEP AT HATTENHEIMERSTR.3 13465 IN BERLIN.

ON 25 APR. AT 18.00 HRS THERE ARRIVED FROM WARSAW TWO MEN WARNING HIM TO FLEE OR HE WOULD GET SHOT THE FOLLOWING DAY. Z. KMETKO FLED BERLIN AT 01.00 HRS IN THE MORNING 26 APR. 2013 AT 12.00 HRS THE SAME DAY THE MURDERERS CAME OVER IN A BLACK VAN WITH SHADED WINDOWS. DAGMARA NATKANIEC WHO HAPPENED TO SEE THEIR FACES, NOW IMPRISONNED IN POLAND IS PROBABLY FACING DEATH AS AN EYE WITNESS.

I APPEAL UPON EU PARLIAMENT AND EU COMMITTEE TO SEND INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS TO WROCLAW.

THE POLISH GOVERTMENT ARE FOLLOWING THE WWW.KMETKOSTORY.INFO AND SINCE 26 SEPT. TILL DATE THERE HAVE VISITED THE SITE WELL OVER 5000 TIMES.

ON 2 OCT. IN A SESSION, THE PRIME MINISTER D.TUSK AND MINISTER KOMOROWSKI APPROVED OF THE NATIONWIDE ASSOULT ON K.U.K.’S BRANCHES.

YET, THE POLISH PRIME MINISTER AND THE PRESIDENT DID NOT EXPECT THE GERMAN BERLIN-BASED FEDERAL PROSECUTOR TO HAVE CONCLUDED BY THEN THAT ZDZISLAW KMETKO, HALINA KMETKO, ANNA KMETKO AND K.U.K. BERLIN HAD NOT COMMITED MONEY LAUNDERING.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE HAAG’S PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE PRESS CHARGES AGAINST THE POLISH GOVERTMENT OF STATE. THE INVESTIGATION HELD BY EU PARLIAMENT WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT HARD EVIDENCE. ALSO, OUR LAWYERS IN SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY ARE PREPARRED TO SUPPORT ALL DUE LEGAL STEPS.

TODAY, I DARESAY THAT IN 2013 WE HAVE LOST AS MANY 2000 EMPLOYEES AND WELL OVER 100000,000 PLN.

CLEARLY, POLISH PRIME MINISTER D.TUSK HAS DEVIDED OUR COUNTRY INTO TWO GROUPS:

GROUP 1 – THE RULERS

GROUP 2 – CEOS, ENTREPRENUERS, FARMERS, AND LABOURERS, - NAMED BY TUSK ‘THE MOB’.

I WONDER WHAT TUSK IS NOW GOING TO CALL THE MINISTER OF CULTURE – BOGDAN ZDROJEWSKI, FORMER PRESIDENT OF WROCLAW WHO FROM 1997-2003 COOWORKING WITH.

1.      WROCLAW PUBLIC PROSECUTOR JACEK KAUCZ

2.      HEAD OF WROCLAW TREAUSURE HOUSE MAREK DOLATA

3.      CHIEF OF WROCLAW TREASURE POLICE ZDZISLAW JÓZEFCZYK

4.      P JACEK KRASOŃ

 

AT SOME [HERE I RESENT FROM EXPOSING THE COMPANYS’ NAMES] OFFICES IN MIKOŁAJA STR. AND KIEŁBAŚNICZEJ STR. , COLLECTED HUGE EXACTIONS (BRIBES). IT HAPPENNED THAT – FOR OBVIOUIS REASONS – PM MAREK DYDUCH (SLD) AND THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER LESZEK MILLER TOOK PART IN BANQUETS HELD AT THOSE LOCATIONS.

I, ZDZISLAW KMETKO, ASK D.TUSK WHAT BOGDAN ZDROJEWSKI, JACEK KAUCZ, ZDZISLAW JOZEFCZYK, MAREK DOLATA, JACEK KRASOŃ, LESZEK MILLER, MAREK DYDUCH OUGHT TO BE CALLED?

PERSONALLY, I WOULD SUGGEST NAMEING THEM: “MONEY LOVERS”.

BECAUSE PRIME MINISTER D.TUSK CALLED THE EMPLOYEES OF K.U.K’ GANGSTERS’, HEREIN, I EXPOSE BOGDAN ZDROJEWSKI AS CORRUPTED. SOON, MORE NAMES WILL BE REVEALED, BEGINNING THEIR COMPREHENSIVE RECORD FROM 1992 ONWARDS.

 

ZDZISŁAW KMETKO

 

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Video from 1993

1) Please let me be with my  mummy again . . .


 

KERAM takes delivery of new fleet of trucks from MAN in Munich

Zdzislaw Kmetko was celebrated in March 1993 as a successful businessman who purchased and brought to Poland a new transport fleet for his road haulage business, KERAM. This film was shot by the private TV company Zwoltex.

 

 

One year later, the business was raided by the Polish police, and the assets of KERAM were seized by the Polish State.

What a difference one year makes in business

It is April 1994.
Keram is raided by the Polish police who arrive at the haulage depot without any search warrant or any documents and proceed to seize the vehicles owned by the company.
The owners Zdzislaw and Halina Kmetko are seen calling for the police to show their warrants and justifying their actions. The workers try to stop the heavily armed police, who are surprised to find the private TV film company Echo TV of Wroclaw filming the entire incident.


After this police raid, KERAM was closed down, and the 400 drivers working for the company lost their jobs. One worker was shot by the police. The Wroclaw TV Studio involved in filming was also forced into closure by the authorities with a loss of 300 jobs, and the owner survived an assault by unknown attackers.

Within weeks after the closure of his company KERAM, Zdzislaw Kmetko was imprisoned by the state, without any charges brought against him. Another Director of KERAM, Polish Member of the Seym, Henrik Michailak was found murdered by unknown assailants.

 

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A former senior UK government minister has thrown his weight behind a campaign to clear the name of entrepreneur Marek Kmetko who is locked in a bitter legal battle with the authorities in his native Poland

Thousands of Mr Kmetko’s 7,000-strong workforce face a bleak Christmas without jobs after recent raids by the Polish authoritiesled to the closure of his businesses. Some of the workers have been imprisoned and remain behind bars without being charged.

Mr Kmetko insists that the raids were ‘totally unjustified’ and part of a long-running campaign to discredit him and his business activities.

He has launched a high-profile drive to clear his name and reopen the businesses which were forced to temporarily close after the recent raids.

The case has attracted media publicity in Poland and may be taken up by the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee and the European Court of Human Rights.

His efforts have now received the backing of Denis MacShane, a former Europe Minister in the UK, who is also an internationall renowned expert on Eastern and Central European issues.

MacShane, who served in Tony Blair’s former administration, said Kmetko has been targeted for “confronting the full forces of the early post-communist and pre-democratic Poland.”

He said, “The message is clear. You can do business on our terms and if you pay off the right people.”

MacShane says he is “delighted” help the Pole clear his name and to get full compensation for the way legal systems have alleged been used to destroy his business to benefit competitors loyal to ruling political elites.

He praised Kmetko for creating jobs for Polish workers and helping Polish firms to grow.

He said,”Marek was employing 7,000 Polish workers and providing employees for more than 140 Polish firms.

“It was win-win economics. His employment agency helped Polish start-up businesses with a tailored supply of labour and 7,000 Poles who otherwise might have been without work were in paid employment.”

He adds, “Marek is a self-made businessman who keeps tight personal control over all aspects of his activity.

“He has suffered at the hands of politicians and other ‘black forces’ in Poland including threats of imprisonment and actual imprisonment.

“He re-located to Berlin and now to Switzerland out of fear for his personal security and that of his wife and daughter.”

MacShane went on, “This is not idle paranoia. He has seen those he worked with disappear and has been confronted with break-ins and interference with this communications even in Germany.

“The Polish authorities have accused him of money-laundering and it is often the case that a firm whose head office is in one country does have to move cash across currency borders.

“But it is worth stressing that a lengthy investigation by the Berlin police and relevant authorities cleared Marek.

“Instead they prefer to see 7,000 Poles without income and elderly Polish ladies taken and kept in prison as some kind of hostage.

“The recent raids, arrests and shut-down of his business happened just as Marek was launching a major law-suit in Polish courts against the state as he tries to get back the money he lost when he fell victim to political machinations in the earlier period of post-communist rule.

“He operates within the law. As owner of a legitimate properly registered tax-paying company in Berlin and a resident of Switzerland and owner of companies listed on the official Swiss business register he cannot afford to take any risks with his legal status.

“He remains proudly Polish, a patriot. He is someone who somewhere deep Polish state has decided he is an enemy of the ruling political elites. They tried to eliminate him using police raids and judicial measures in the 1990s.

“Now they are trying to destroy him with slander and innuendo carefully fed to the media.

“Marek does not care about lies printed in the press. He cares only for the 7,000 people he employs. He could retire tomorrow and live abroad on saving and investment income.

“But Poland is his country and he wants both justice and the chance to keep creating prosperity for Poles in Poland and to support the millions of Poles who now live and work outside of Poland, especially in other European countries.”

Meanwhile, Mr Kmetko's German-based business K.u.K International has expressed concern at the failure of the Polish authorities to reply to the firm's offer to begin payments of the claims by the Polish social insurance organisation, ZUS, that they are owed 62 million zlotys by the company’s Polish subsidiary.

K.u.K International is one of Europe's most dynamic employment and out-sourcing firms which employs people in Wroclaw and other Polish cities and helps more than 150 Polish firms with their human resources management.

A spokesman for K.u.K. International in Berlin, where the firm has its headquarters, said "We wrote to the Polish government on 21 November and made clear that K.u.K International is in full compliance with German tax law, and seeks to meet any obligations that its Polish subsidiary companies may have inadvertently incurred, and repay any monies legally owed to the Polish State.

"The letter proposed to begin immediate discussions concerning claims for payment of 62 million zlotys. Under Polish law, the government is required to reply to any letter from a Polish citizen within 30 days and this deadline expired on 21 December.

"We are puzzled at the apparent indifference of the Polish government to an offer to be paid 62 million zlotys and we hope that before Christmas someone somewhere in the Polish state apparatus contacts us so we can begin making arrangements for paying any outstanding monies," the K.u.K spokesperson added.

However, rather than accepting the offer of the German company, the spokesman said the Wroclaw authorities "appear to prefer to detain in prison without charge innocent employees" - managers of the Polish subsidiaries, including women with dependent children - and to "disrupt the salary payments of 7 000 workers and their families at the year end when they should normally be preparing to celebrate the New Year."

An international humans rights expert has suggested that the Wroclaw authorities’ actions may be in breach of Poland’s obligations under the European Treaties to protect the fundamental rights of citizens

 

http://www.europeanbusinessreview.eu/page.asp?pid=1146

 

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Thousands of Polish families face a bleak Christmas as a direct result of ´terrifying´ police raids against companies owned by a leading Polish entrepreneur in seven cities in Poland.

Mr Kmetko compared the actions of the Polish police with a similar investigation of his companies by the Berlin State Prosecutor.

 

The raids on businesses run by Zdiszlaw Kmetko involved 100 SWAT officers, 50 policemen, 60 plain clothes detectives and about 70 vehicles.

It means that up to 7,000 people employed by Mr Kmetko cannot be paid because the District Prosecutor in Wroclaw has frozen the company’s bank account.

The Polish-born entrepreneur says they now risk losing their jobs unless the company is permitted to restart operations within days.

The companies raided by the Polish authorities operate an employment agency and outsourcing business that serves 147 small businesses in Poland.

The police raids were described as particularly brutal.

A SWAT team smashed through the bedroom window of an 84-year-old grandmother in her private apartment to carry out a "routine" enquiry. Plain clothes police officers in unmarked cars swooped on a 64-year-old grandmother in her private home and handcuffed her.

A pregnant mother was said to have been "terrified" by the ordeal.

Speaking from Poland, she asked, “Who ordered this? I have nothing to do with this company and did not understand what the police wanted. Why did they smash into my private home?"

Servers from the companies’ offices were removed and computers, mobile phones, televisions and file records were among other items seized by police and taken for investigation. Computer games of teenage children were taken from private homes.

Mr Kmetko compared the actions of the Polish police with a similar investigation of his companies by the Berlin State Prosecutor.

The German investigation gave all his companies a clean bill of health last month and exonerated him from any charges.

By comparison, he said, "The Polish authorities have deliberately forced closure of the same companies in the process of looking for new evidence. They have ripped the heart out of my businesses and terrorised my workers who now fear for their future."

Ten workers face criminal charges and six are in prison pending investigation of the charges against them.

“The important thing now is to consider the future of the employees and our clients,” a spokesman for Mr Kmetko said.

“It is urgent to pay our workers their salaries. We have the funds to do so, and wish to meet these obligations as quickly as possible. We urge the authorities to unblock the bank account so that we can pay them, and set up a structure that will allow interim administration of the companies so that we can keep the business going and respect our responsibilities and commitments to our employees and our clients.”

“We wish to co-operate in full with the Polish authorities, as we have already done in Germany, and willingly supply all of the information and documentation required by the investigators to assist their work.

"It makes no economic sense to deprive 7,000 workers of their employment and their wages. We are shocked and saddened by the tactics that have been used to seize data and forcibly shut down our company operations,” he added.

Mr Kmetko has written to Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to request his intervention in the case.

“I operate an ordinary outsourcing business and employment agency,” he said, “It is nonsense to describe it as an organised criminal operation, and everybody in my companies knows this to be true.”

“I accept my responsibilities to pay all of the taxes and social security payments due to the Polish State for my business operations. I appeal for a return of common sense and order in the interests of my employees and business clients, that we be allowed to restart our operations in a proper and civilised way, and that my employees who are currently in detention should be released pending conclusion of the investigations by the authorities."

He added, "We owe this in the best interests of the workers and also the Polish economy.”

By Martin Banks

 

http://www.europeanbusinessreview.eu/page.asp?pid=1133

 

 

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European authorities are being asked to investigate an attack on a German company which operates in Poland.

Termination of the Kmetko case in Germany confirms a similar decision of Prosecutor’s office in Wroclaw which was notified to the company in a letter dated 31 May 2012, which also closed the investigation.

Lawyers representing the company have written to the European Commission saying that a raid by armed security forces on the K.u.K employment agency in the south west Polish city of Wroclaw was aimed at stopping fair competition by forcing the closure of the Berlin-based company.

Polish authorities have made accusations against the firm saying it was involved in money-laundering.

But a lengthy investigation by the Berlin State Prosecutor has stated the charges are unfounded.

Following a letter dated 28 October from the Berlin State Prosecutor exonerating K.u.K. from any charges, it appears that the reaction of Wroclaw police has been to attack the firm.

“Over 7,000 jobs in Poland are now in peril,” said a spokesman for K.u.K.

On Tuesday, one Polish MEP, who said he did not wish to be named, also condemned the action, telling this website, “This like something out of the Communist era or behaviour you would expect in Putin’s Russia but not Tusk’s Poland.”

Claiming that they were investigating alleged money-laundering operations by the Berlin registered company K.u.K. International, Polish authorities conducted a series of raids against the company on 5 November.

Armed special units smashed their way into property owned by K.u.K., seized company assets,including two German registered cars.

They also searched K.u.K offices in Warsaw, Szczecin, Olsztyn and Dębic. The police raid extended to searching private apartments and seizing private property. German citizens were amongst the persons arrested by the police.

The armed police arrested Polish citizens employed by the company and blocked the non-resident bank account of K.u.K. International - thereby threatening the payment of wages due to the company’s 7 000 employees.

Responding, management of K.u.K. International branded them as "without any justification in law."

“The state sponsored actions are wholly disproportionate and unjustified. They threaten legitimate business operations and the rights of innocent individuals. No European business can operate on a cross-border basis if the police act without respect for basic European values and laws,” said a K.u.K. International spokesman.

The raids come within seven days of the Berlin State Prosecutor concluding a thorough and comprehensive two and a half year investigation into the affairs of the company.

This was conducted at the request of the Polish government within the framework of the agreement on legal assistance between the two countries.

Polish businessman Zdzislaw Kmetko and his wife Halina as well as their German company K.u.K. -E.F.I. International Logistic + Händel GmbH did not commit money laundering or any concealment of assets, the Berlin State Prosecutor concluded following the two year long investigation.

In a letter addressed to Halina Kmetko as the owner of the K.u.K. and dated 28 October, 2013 the office of Berlin prosecutor notified the company that the investigation had been terminated due to lack of evidence of any violation.

Termination of the Kmetko case in Germany confirms a similar decision of Prosecutor’s office in Wroclaw which was notified to the company in a letter dated 31 May 2012, which also closed the investigation.

"The raids are without justification and directly contradict the written confirmation of the Public Prosecutor of Wroclaw from 31 May 2012 stating that no money laundering operations were undertaken by K.u.K. International," a company spokesman said.

“This policy of state harassment of the family business of Wroclaw entrepreneur Zdzislaw Kmetko follows a consistent trend going back to the communist era of the early 1990s, and suggests a deliberate strategy of targeted, selective and vindictive actions designed to destroy the legitimate family business of K.u.K. International and to break the spirit of its owners and its employees,” the K.u.K International spokesman went on to say.

“These illegal actions will be contested vigorously in the courts, and we shall apply for remedies to protect the legitimate business interests of K.u.K. International and to defend the rights of the individuals who have been subject to this wholly unwarranted, groundless and unjustified harassment,” the spokesman added.

"This attempt to shut down and destroy a legitimate Polish business providing jobs for 7000 people in Poland is a bad signal to send out at a time when the Polish economy is slowing down.

"We believe it is against the EU rules on the single market and against EU fundamental rights and we will be asking the relevant commissioners in Brussels to examine this police attack on a private company that pays its taxes in Germany, Switzerland, Poland where it operates and fully complies with the law in all three countries.

"Clearly it suits the company’s competitors to see the police raid and the attempt to shut down his business, but Poland must respect rule of law as an EU member state,” the company spokesman concluded.

A source at the European commission in Brussels said they would look into the matter as soon as they received the complaint.

http://www.europeanbusinessreview.eu/page.asp?pid=1122

 

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