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Prosecutors Drop Oleksy Case

Warsaw, April 22 (RFE/RL) - Polish military prosecutors, investigating spying allegations against former Prime Minister Jozef Oleksy, say they found no evidence of crime and have decided to drop the case. The decision was announced today at a Warsaw news conference.

Oleksy resigned in January, but had maintained he was innocent of the charges.

The espionage allegations were made by former Interior Minister Andrzej Milczanowski, who was loyal to former President Lech Walesa. Milczanowski made the allegations after Walesa lost his re-election bid to Aleksander Kwasniewski. Milczanowski said intelligence files included evidence Oleksy spied for Moscow for 13 years. Oleksy acknowledged frequent contacts with Soviet and Russian diplomats, but denied accusations that he passed secrets to Moscow. One of the diplomats with whom oleksy met frequently was later revealed as a KGB spy.