Dariusz Przywieczerski “the brains behind FOZZ” is to be extradited from the USA to Poland. He had been hiding in the US for 12 years.
Przywieczerski was the man behind managing the communist Polish state debt (FOZZ) fund. He has been wanted since 2005, when he was sentenced to three years of prison for the FOZZ affair.
Przywieczerski had been accused of withdrawing around US$1.5 million from the fund.
Przywieczerski had left Poland in the wake of his sentence and was finally located in the US by Interpol in 2006. In the same year, the regional court in Warsaw demanded the extradition of the scammer from the US Department of State. The US asked for addendums to necessary documents and the case went on and was soon forgotten.
The FOZZ scam is regarded as the “mother of all scams”. Massive sums of money had been withdrawn from FOZZ to private accounts
The FOZZ scam is regarded as the “mother of all scams”. Massive sums of money had been withdrawn from FOZZ to private accounts. The Supreme Audit Office (NIK) had investigated the reports of improprieties in FOZZ.
The list of mysterious deaths connected to the FOZZ affair is long. Among the victims was the controller of NIK Michał Falzmann and his deputy Walerian Pańko.