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Jaromír Ruda accused of another 11 crimes over Deaflympics debacle

The Office for the Fight against Corruption, part of the Slovak police force, has extended by 11 charges the list of accusations against the former head of the Slovak Deaflympic Committee, Jaromír Ruda, the TASR newswire reported. The new allegations stem from the collapse of the 17th Winter Deaflympics which should have been held in the High Tatras earlier this year.

The Office for the Fight against Corruption, part of the Slovak police force, has extended by 11 charges the list of accusations against the former head of the Slovak Deaflympic Committee, Jaromír Ruda, the TASR newswire reported. The new allegations stem from the collapse of the 17th Winter Deaflympics which should have been held in the High Tatras earlier this year.

Police spokesperson Denisa Balogová stated that by committing the alleged crimes Ruda, who has already been convicted of embezzling money allocated for the preparation of the Deaflympics, had intended to obtain a further €1.44 million.

The 2011 Winter Deaflympics in Slovakia were cancelled only days before they were due to begin, when Ruda’s activities came to light. He had obtained about €10 million from four companies and another €1 million from representatives of foreign Deaflympic Games committees by promising to use the money to prepare facilities for the games. Ruda failed to use the money as promised and he and his notary, Stanislav Furda, were sentenced to 13 and 14 years’ imprisonment respectively earlier this year.

Source: TASR

For more information on this story please see: Head of Deaflympics in Slovakia sentenced to 13 years in jail.

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