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Prosecution halted in case of murky sale of VSŽ Shares

The state investigator has halted the criminal prosecution of the case of the sale of ex-steelmaker VSŽ shares from the portfolio of former state-owned crude oil pipeline operator Transpetrol, special prosecutor Jan Bernát confirmed for private Markiza TV.

The transaction that moved the VSŽ shares to pockets of financial speculators sparking a scandal took place in December 2001.

Onetime economy minister Ľubomír Harach was suspected of leaking insider information.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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