KDH files criminal complaint regarding Smer funding sources

Ján Figeľ, the chairman of the opposition Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and his deputy and former justice minister Daniel Lipšic, filed a criminal complaint on May 20 with the prosecutor general over allegations of non-transparent funding of the leading ruling coalition party Smer, the SITA newswire reported.

Ján Figeľ, the chairman of the opposition Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) and his deputy and former justice minister Daniel Lipšic, filed a criminal complaint on May 20 with the prosecutor general over allegations of non-transparent funding of the leading ruling coalition party Smer, the SITA newswire reported.

The complaint, against an unnamed perpetrator, is based on information published by the Sme daily earlier this week. The KDH requested that the prosecutor question Prime Minister and Smer chairman Robert Fico, former Smer MP Bohumil Hanzel, and the head of the Cabinet Office, Igor Federič.

Figeľ said that he and Lipšic had filed the criminal complaint based on information circulated in the media this week which indicated that offences such as tax evasion, indirect corruption, obtaining of unlawful benefits, acceptance of bribes and possibly others had been committed, the SITA newswire reported.

Lipšic stated that suspicion that a crime may have been committed is based not only on the statements of former Smer member Bohumil Hanzel but that evidence exists in document form. He mentioned a contract between the former Smer “image-maker” Fedor Flašík and a businessman in the energy sector, Ľubomír Blaško. Lipšic expects that the case will be assigned to the Special Prosecutor’s Office as it involves corruption as well as perhaps to the Office for Fight against Corruption.

Source: SITA

For more information on this story, please see
Co-founder of Smer claims party signed deals with sponsors ahead of 2002 elections

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

UPDATED: Nationwide testing for COVID-19 is on

Long queues have formed in front of most testing points since early morning. Some drive-through sites closed in Bratislava

Testing in Trenčín, western Slovakia

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov

Afraid of testing? Minimise your risk of infection with these test day tips

Coughing is the most dangerous part of the testing process.

Zborov, the Bardejov district

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.