Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Interior Minister says a policewoman is charged with leaking the ‘Mafia list’

Charges of abuse of power were filed against a policewoman from the Office for the Fight against Organised Crime (ÚBOK) for allegedly disclosing secret information, a list of names associated with the Mafia, Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic and Police Corps President Jaroslav Spišiak announced at a joint press conference on October 10, the TASR newswire reported. According to the police investigators, the policewoman copied a list labelled by the media as the 'Mafia list' onto her personal USB key and provided it to third persons. Her name was not provided despite pressure from journalists for the officials to do so. The one piece of information revealed is that the accused policewoman joined ÚBOK in 2007.

Charges of abuse of power were filed against a policewoman from the Office for the Fight against Organised Crime (ÚBOK) for allegedly disclosing secret information, a list of names associated with the Mafia, Interior Minister Daniel Lipšic and Police Corps President Jaroslav Spišiak announced at a joint press conference on October 10, the TASR newswire reported.

According to the police investigators, the policewoman copied a list labelled by the media as the 'Mafia list' onto her personal USB key and provided it to third persons. Her name was not provided despite pressure from journalists for the officials to do so. The one piece of information revealed is that the accused policewoman joined ÚBOK in 2007.

Lipšic stated that the incident was "an individual failure" and that the policewoman had undergone a polygraph test.

Spišiak repeated that not all the names on the list are allegedly members of organised crime so the list cannot be called a ‘Mafia list’. The list also includes names of business partners and lawyers who were in contact with individuals on the list for various reasons, including serving as defence counsel.

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

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).