Donald Tusk questioned in Amber Gold Scam

European Council head Donald Tusk will be questioned again next spring by a special Polish parliamentary commission probing a notorious investment scam, the commission’s head, Małgorzata Wassermann, has said.

The Amber Gold scheme saw thousands of Poles cheated out of their savings from 2009 to 2012 when Tusk was Poland’s prime minister.

Amber Gold had promised customers high returns on investments in gold, but the firm folded in August 2012.
According to criminal records, 19,000 customers were swindled out of a combined sum of PLN 851 million (EUR 200 million) at the time.

Wassermann told the PAP news agency that her commission would question Tusk in the final stages of its work, following hearings of Amber Gold employees, law enforcers and tax officials.

Tusk was the prime minister of Poland from 2007 until 2014, when he resigned to become president of the European Council, a key European Union leadership position.