Man arrested for demanding money for politician's "protection"

WITH THE ASSISTANCE of Pavol Rusko, the chairman of the New Citizen's Alliance (ANO) party, Slovak police apprehended a man on March 6 who had demanded Sk10 million (€270,000) from the former Economy Minister.

The money was allegedly in return for protecting Rusko and his family from a possible kidnapping plot, mafia racketeering, and a slander campaign, ANO spokeswoman Magda Krasulová told TASR news agency.

According to available information, the man contacted Rusko about two weeks ago.
Two judges, a prosecutor, and a high-ranking police official were also involved somehow. Police will release more information about the case today.

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

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