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Orlen CEO: They were stealing for eight years

The CEO of petrol giant Orlen accuses his predecessors of being guilty of a crime against the Polish economy. Daniel Obajtek explains how companies siphoned money away from state companies during previous governments.

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People from the former Polish regime were stealing from the state for eight years, says Obajtek in an interview for Sieci weekly. These are the same people who now – in the name of Civic Paltform – have the audacity to print posters claiming “PiS stole millions. – It is PiS who stopped all of these thefts!”

Obajtek claims that “they stole from the state for eight, or in a broader outlook, even thirty years. They do not seek to increase Poland’s wealth, but how to take away from the State Treasury more and more resources, companies and how to enfranchise themselves.”

The CEO of Orlen is also certain that criminal procedures had place in his own company. He explains one of the methods as simple: “Where you could make a cut, you surrounded it with contracts and deals to trickle away profits. Then you sold the weakened structure for half-price to your pals and moved on to the next cut.”

They stole from the state for eight, or in a broader outlook, even thirty years. They do not look to increase Poland’s wealth, but how to take away from the State Treasury more and more resources

Now it is hard to reanimate and recreate certain partnerships. Some infrastructure elements are out of the reach of Orlen. Due to the siphoning of money, the safety of Orlen’s infrastructure and work is at risk.

When under the rule of the Civic Platform his predecessors were unable to steal from state-owned companies, they trapped those companies in a web of “connections, partnerships and deals which transferred their money to private accounts.”

The head of Orlen also referred to threats being sent in his direction: “I’m not surprised. If Orlen and the Polish state are earning more from the sale of petrol, someone is losing out. If we are developing our petrochemical industry, then someone’s vein of gold is drying out.”