Ex-deputy PM jailed for sex crimes

POLAND’S former deputy prime minister was today jailed for two years and three months after being found guilty of demanding sexual favors in exchange for job opportunities.

Lepper’s former aide, Stanislaw Lyzwinski, was also sentenced to five years in jail for rape and demanding sexual favors by the same court in the central Polish city of Piotrkow Trybunalski.

The populist Lepper served as deputy prime minister in 2006-2007 in a right wing-populist coalition government led by Law and Justice (PiS) chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of Poland’s current President Lech Kaczynski.

A high profile political sex scandal erupted in December 2006 when a then 33-year-old woman, Aneta Krawczyk, accused Lepper and Lyzwinski of demanding sexual favours in exchange for a job in Samoobrona, their populist political party.

The scandal rocked Polish politics and contributed to the plunge in popularity of the Kaczynski government and sparked the collapse of his coalition in the summer of 2007.

Lepper lost his seat in parliament in Poland’s autumn 2007 election.



One Response

  1. In a nation wherein “In GOD We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, corruption and wickedness exist on both sides of the badge and the bars. Yet, are they bad men just because they made some bad choices? Do not all of us have A’s and F’s on our moral report cards? As I so stated on my blog, http://www.victoryNchrist.net we can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. I dare anyone who wants to fix their F’s to read that textbook in sex education and then to trust in GOD…and that’s my final answer!

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