Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Head of Deaflympics in Slovakia sentenced to 13 years in jail

The Banská Bystrica District Court found Jaromír Ruda, the chairman of the Organising Committee for the 17th Winter Deaflympics, guilty of embezzlement on June 1 and sentenced him to 13 years in a medium-security jail as well as ordering confiscation of his property, the TASR newswire reported. In addition, the court found Stanislav Furda, Ruda’s Košice-based public notary, guilty of embezzlement and sentenced him to 14 years in a medium-security jail, plus a 10-year ban on serving as a notary and confiscation of property.

The Banská Bystrica District Court found Jaromír Ruda, the chairman of the Organising Committee for the 17th Winter Deaflympics, guilty of embezzlement on June 1 and sentenced him to 13 years in a medium-security jail as well as ordering confiscation of his property, the TASR newswire reported.

In addition, the court found Stanislav Furda, Ruda’s Košice-based public notary, guilty of embezzlement and sentenced him to 14 years in a medium-security jail, plus a 10-year ban on serving as a notary and confiscation of property.

The court found that Ruda and Furda together embezzled approximately €1.6 million – money allocated for the preparation of the 17th Winter Deaflympics in High Tatras which were cancelled as a result of the theft.

The accused continue to claim their innocence and plan to appeal the verdict, TASR wrote. Ruda has been in custody since his arrest earlier this year as he was apprehended trying to leave the country. He is considered a flight risk while Furda is not yet in custody. The verdict will become valid only after the appeals are decided.

Source: TASR

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

Top stories

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

EU court’s advocate general proposes to dismiss quota lawsuits

Yves Bot rejects arguments from Slovakia and Hungary on the legality of the relocation plan.

Refugees at the border between Hungary and Serbia.