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.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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11. Oct 2011 at 10:00