• Verdict in Kulczykpark trial today
  • 18.02.2008

Five defendants in the so-called “Kulczykpark” scandal may hear the final court verdict in Poznan on Monday.


The mayor of Poznan Ryszard Grobelny is among the five accused. According to the prosecution, they overstepped their competences causing millions of zlotys’ loss to the city budget.


The five are accused of selling an attractive plot of land located in the centre of Poznan well under the market price to Ms. Grazyna Kulczyk, the wife of one of the richest Poles, businessman Jan Kulczyk.


Radio Merkury has reported that the final speeches by the prosecution, defence and the accused will be heard before the court before the final verdict is read out.  The defendants, who have pleaded guilty so far, including the mayor of Poznan, may be sentenced for up to ten years in prison.


In 2002, Ms. Kulczyk bought the said plot in central Poznan with a surface area of 1.5 hectares for   9.7 million zlotys, i.e. 671 zlotys per square metre. (mj)