Teacher’s push for prosecution of Košice school waste shelved

THE POLICE refused to initiate prosecution based on the criminal complaint filed by Košice secondary-school teacher Oto Žarnay who has alleged wasteful spending at a Košice school.

THE POLICE refused to initiate prosecution based on the criminal complaint filed by Košice secondary-school teacher Oto Žarnay who has alleged wasteful spending at a Košice school.

Žarnay is complaining that unknown perpetrator poorly managed €5,350 and procured legal services for the school in a non-transparent way. Separately and inspection carried out by the Main Auditor of Košice Region has confirmed corrupt and wasteful spending of nearly €80,000 earlier this year, the SITA newswire reported.

Though the Košice city counsellors and representatives of the region acknowledged the report in February, nobody was punished. Žarnay said that after learning this he was disillusioned, disgusted and disappointed. Then he filled the complaint together with Ján Mičovský of Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO).

“We took a step that should have been taken by someone else,” Žarnay said, as quoted by SITA.

After interrogation of the school headmaster, who denied all the accusations, police stated that there are is no reason to start prosecution since the activities do not have the character of a criminal act.

Lucia Adamkovičová from the police added that the case is investigated by Košice office of Financial Control Administration. If it finds some suspicious, Žarnay, who lost his job after he had pointed to the misuse money, may fill criminal complaint again, the Košický Korzár daily reported.

Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

UPDATED: Report: Slovakia a finalist to host new car plant

SLOVAKIA and Poland are said to be the last two countries competing for a new unspecified car plant while final decision could be made in the summer 2015.

The TSS team in 2010: from left,bottom row: Jana Liptáková, Beata Balogová, Ján Pallo, Zuzana Vilikovská; top row: Donald Spatz, Tatiana Štrauchová, Marta Fukasová, Michaela Terenzani, Roman Král, Martina Mišíková, Dáša Košútová, Beata Fojtíková, James Thomson

More independent thought and self-confidence for Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator has been covering the development of Slovakia for two decades now. On the occasion of the celebration of its 20th anniversary it surveyed its founder, head of the Petit Press publishing house as…

EC recommends focus on tax, social policies

THE COLLECTION of taxes, long-term joblessness and the business environment are areas where Slovakia still has much to improve, the European Commission stated in country-specific recommendations issued in mid May.

Asian tourists in Bratislava

Bratislava tourists good for little more than a three hour tour

IN THE tourist season, the Slovak capital is frequently visited by tourists, including Austrians, Americans and tourists from Asia alike. But most stay just long enough for a brief guided tour, and coffee break…

MOST READ ARTICLES