Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Trial begins of members of the Sýkora gang; two defendants plead guilty

The criminal trial of the so-called Sýkorky, an alleged Mafia group that was headed by the deceased Miroslav Sýkora, began on September 12, with two guilty pleas while the six remaining members of the gang who are on trial maintain their innocence, the Sme daily wrote on September 13.

The criminal trial of the so-called Sýkorky, an alleged Mafia group that was headed by the deceased Miroslav Sýkora, began on September 12, with two guilty pleas while the six remaining members of the gang who are on trial maintain their innocence, the Sme daily wrote on September 13.

Slovakia’s Specialised Court in Pezinok heard the request of one of the men to plead guilty and that other gang members and the public should be excluded from the courtroom, Sme wrote

The other accused men denied any wrongdoing, Sme reported. The gang is accused of 16 crimes, including an abduction for extortion, illegal possession of guns, and receiving extorted money. The defendants could face prison sentences of 20 years if found guilty.

Source: Sme

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

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4