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Supreme Court to hand down 'Ducký bills' verdict

The Supreme Court was expected to rule September 5 in an appeals case involving 350 million Czech crowns in promissory notes held by the Czech Union banka and signed by former SPP gas utility director, Ján Ducký.

Ducký, who was murdered outside his home in January 1999, is believed to have signed as many as 36 promissory notes, some of them blank, allowing the holder to write in the value of the note. Deputy PM for Economy Ivan Mikloš said recently that the notes must be removed from the company's accounts before the sale of a 49% state share this year.

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