THREE current and former members of the intelligence service (SIS) were charged with abuse of power in relation to an illegal wiretapping scandal that broke out in January 2003.
At that time, an illegal recording of an interview between a reporter from the SME daily and the head of New Citizen's Alliance Pavol Rusko was released to the public.
Media reported that among the charged persons are Lubos K., former head of the SIS wiretapping section, the current head of the section, and one of the section's employees.
Vladimir Mitro, former head of the SIS, will also be questioned in the case over possible involvement in the illegal wiretapping.
The main military prosecutor, Dobroslav Trnka, said that the charged persons did not pass lie detector tests, which contributed to the decision to bring charges against them.
One of the suspected criminals was temporarily released from service and two no longer work for the SIS.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
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6. Nov 2003 at 10:23