Irascible former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar has finally agreed to appear before police for questioning as to whether he paid businessman Ján Ďuriš Sk41 million ($870,000) in 1999 for construction work.
After almost a month of unsuccessful attempts by police to issue Mečiar a summons, police corps vice-president Jaroslav Spišiak said on June 10 he hoped Mečiar would present himself for questioning “so we don’t have any pointless lowering of Mečiar’s dignity”. The statement was apparently in reference to a Swat team raid on Mečiar’s house to bring him in for questioning on another case in 1999.
The next day, Mečiar’s office called to say he would come in for questioning at the beginning of July.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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