Alleged Slovak underworld boss Mikuláš Černák, against whom PM Mikuláš Dzurinda filed charges for creating a public disturbance in a December skiing incident, failed to appear for a police interview on January 13 and excused himself with a doctor's note.
Černák, released last year on parole from an 8.5-year extortion sentence, is alleged to have aggressively pushed his way into a line-up for a ski lift and knocked a Polish skier to the ground.
If found guilty of the charge, he could be returned to jail to serve the approximately four years remaining in his sentence.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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14. Jan 2003 at 13:12