Vincent Lukáč, an MP for the opposition Slovak National Party (SNS) did what he was requested to do by the parliament’s mandate and immunity committee by explaining to the public his words about the Mafia which he made at the end of August shortly after someone set on fire a Mercedes SUV he was using, the SITA newswire reported.
He sent a statement to SITA on September 7 in which he apologises for his words and he distanced himself from contacts with the Mafia.
“I declare that I have never had any contacts with organised crime and as an athlete I have always played fairly and also as a public official I respect decency, order and the laws of the state,” the former ice hockey national team player wrote in his statement.
In the last week of August he said “I respect the Mafia and they respect me,” to the weekly Plus 7 dní. To Radio Viva he said that the whole Mafia shook hands with him. “I like them all. I have no problems with anyone,” he stated.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Sep 2010 at 10:00