Mečiar again ducks summons

Police have again unsuccessfully tried to deliver a summons to former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar to report for questioning regarding the financing of his Elektra villa, which he bought and refurbished for an alleged Sk41 million ($860,000) after losing power in 1998 elections.

On May 31, police were turned away from Mečiar’s HZDS party headquarters in Bratislava, where a vrátnik (doorkeeper) said Mečiar was not in the building, and refused to accept delivery of the summons. Police have also been unsuccessful in delivering the summons to Mečiar’s permanent address in Bratislava or to Elektra.

In 1999, police blew down the front door of Elektra to bring Mečiar in for questioning on the payment of salary bonuses to members of his cabinet, after the former leader refused to obey a summons.

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

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