Proceedings against judge Pavol Polka in a bribery case were halted because of a procedural error made by an investigator, who omitted to obtain the permission of the Constitutional Court before laying charges, as the law requires.
Polka, of a district court in north Slovakia’s Žilina, was allegedly the ringleader in a plan to bribe Czech judge Bohdan Serafin Sk300,000 ($7,500) to arrange the release from jail of prisoner Marta Kollárová in 1999. One Slovak judge, Pavol Dlhopolček, has already been jailed in the case.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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15. Nov 2002 at 12:36