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Považská Bystrica prosecutor is charged with corruption, confesses to a minor offence

A prosecutor in the District Prosecutor's Office, Tibor A., who was accused of two cases of power abuse and indirect corruption, has confessed to one less serious deed immediately at the beginning of his main court session. He confessed to accepting money for arrangement of delivery of a prosecution warrant to his co-defendant Daniel R. to Germany, the SITA newswire wrote.

A prosecutor in the District Prosecutor's Office, Tibor A., who was accused of two cases of power abuse and indirect corruption, has confessed to one less serious deed immediately at the beginning of his main court session. He confessed to accepting money for arrangement of delivery of a prosecution warrant to his co-defendant Daniel R. to Germany, the SITA newswire wrote.

Tibor A. denied committing other criminal deeds in front of a judge of the Specialised Criminal Court and pleaded not guilty. The term of the accused prosecutor has been suspended. The charges against him include withdrawing a legitimate and well-founded protest of a district prosecutor against a ruling of the City Council in Považská Bystrica from December 29, 2006 which facilitated election of two council members as deputy mayors which SITA noted was a violation of the applicable laws. Another criminal charge is that Tibor A. and Daniel R. accepted a bribe of €1,000 over a phone call.

The prosecutor also accused Tibor A. of procuring criminal records of the city's District Office based on a request of a private businessman in September 2007. The defendant handed the documents over to the businessman with the aim to discredit one suspicious character already in office as head of the Považská Bystrica City Council. The fourth charge in the indictment concerns a bribe of Sk40,000 that lawyer Marcel P. promised to Tibor A. for influencing the mayor of Považská Bystrica, Miroslav Adame, and persuading him to give up an option for the purchase of one piece of real estate in favour of a new owner.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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