Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Bureaucrat alleges massive Gabčíkovo construction fraud

A government plenipotentiary for the Gabčíkovo hydro-electric dam has said that firms involved in construction of the site may have defrauded the state of hundreds of millions of crowns through payment for fraudulent invoices.

The official, Dominik Kocinger, has said the government has appeared unconcerned by police discoveries, including an allegedly fraudulent invoice for Sk90 million ($2 million) for the Spectrum Marketing firm of Dunajská Streda.

The Interior Ministry has confirmed that over 400 million crowns ($9 million) was fraudulently paid to firms on the Gabcikovo project between 1995-1997, largely through the Vahostav and Doprastav construction firms.

But the ministry has denied being unconcerned about the matter, saying 20 people have already been charged with fraud and money laundering. A police investigation will be finished in two months.

Top stories

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

PM Fico: Investors should clearly declare whether they have encountered corruption or not

Representatives of the biggest investors in Slovakia met with Fico to discuss the local business environment.

PM Robert Fico meeting with representatives of big investors in Slovakia.

Blog: HR Marketing: Not everybody can be Google!

It is important to know who your target audience is and the position you aspire to achieve as an employer on the market.

Illustrative stock photo