Bubeníková tells media she has never taken a bribe or kickback

The former head of Slovakia’s National Property Fund (FNM), Anna Bubeníková, provided a statement to the TASR newswire stating that she had never asked for or received a bribe or kickback while serving as the head of FNM. "I have never given or promised any bribes to anyone, either," stated Bubeníková, claiming that she had never discussed the issues contained in the so-called Gorilla file with any politician or businessman. "I met representatives of the financial group Penta in the past because of my official tasks at FNM. Never in my life have I been at any alleged safe house or private place," she stated, adding that she considers the Gorilla case to be politically motivated.

The former head of Slovakia’s National Property Fund (FNM), Anna Bubeníková, provided a statement to the TASR newswire stating that she had never asked for or received a bribe or kickback while serving as the head of FNM.

"I have never given or promised any bribes to anyone, either," stated Bubeníková, claiming that she had never discussed the issues contained in the so-called Gorilla file with any politician or businessman. "I met representatives of the financial group Penta in the past because of my official tasks at FNM. Never in my life have I been at any alleged safe house or private place," she stated, adding that she considers the Gorilla case to be politically motivated.

Despite her denial of any misdeeds, Bubeníková wants to terminate her tenure with the FNM on January 31, according to a proposal she submitted on January 23, according to Miloslav Homola of FNM, who said Bubeníková is no longer carrying out any tasks for the FNM.

Bubeníková was removed from her post by the government on January 11 over concerns of corruption stemming from the Gorilla wiretap file. Because the government has not appointed a successor, she could not relinquish her post on January 18 as she sought to do.

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.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Curfew and closed schools. Slovakia goes into a mild lockdown this weekend

Nationwide testing will follow, accompanied by another curfew.

Nationwide testing - an ambitious plan with an uncertain result

Antigen tests to be used work on patients with symptoms.

Police arrest top special prosecutor, suspected of helping a mafia group

Dušan Kováčik is known for not filing any criminal lawsuits.

State prepared an €100-million injection for tourism

The sector hit hard by the coronavirus crisis should see money at the end of this year.

Illustrative stock photo