The Supreme Court ruled that alleged Banská Bystrica mafia boss Mikuláš Černák must be immediately returned to prison, after being released by a Trenčín court after less than five years of an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence.
The court made the ruling on the basis of a complaint by Justice Minister Daniel Lipšic, who said that according to new laws Černák could only be released after serving a minimum of two-thirds of his sentence, and not after half the time, as stated in previous laws.
Černák will have to serve a minimum of eight more months of his sentence. His lawyer expressed shock at the decision.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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20. Mar 2003 at 12:32