On 26 April 2013. The Court of Appeal in Warsaw acquitted Mirosław Wądołowski Mayor of Hel of all corruption charges. The court shared the arguments of the mayor’s defenders – attorneys Tomasz Kopoczyński, Jarosław Warylewski and Jacek Potulski as to the illegality of the actions of the Central Anticorruption Bureau.
The court pointed out that there was never any demand or even expectation of a bribe on the part of Mr Wądołowski. The defence arguments that the special action against the Mayor of Hel was devoid of any basis from the very beginning were fully accepted. At the same time, the court emphasised the far-reaching unlawfulness of the actions of the special services. This ruling is a breakthrough for the Polish justice system.