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Sme writes that former GP Trnka advised military prosecutors to end Gorilla investigation

The Sme daily wrote in its February 16 issue that former General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka had urged a halt in an investigation conducted by military prosecutors of allegations in the so-called Gorilla file at a point in time when the battle between him and Jozef Čentéš to be chosen as general prosecutor was culminating. The Gorilla allegations revolve around a file of documents that are alleged transcripts of recordings made by the Slovak intelligence service, SIS, through wiretaps.

The Sme daily wrote in its February 16 issue that former General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka had urged a halt in an investigation conducted by military prosecutors of allegations in the so-called Gorilla file at a point in time when the battle between him and Jozef Čentéš to be chosen as general prosecutor was culminating. The Gorilla allegations revolve around a file of documents that are alleged transcripts of recordings made by the Slovak intelligence service, SIS, through wiretaps.

Sme wrote that Trnka allegedly advised the military prosecutors to stop their investigation in a document dated April 12, 2011.

"Without the intention to induce you how it should be decided in the respective matter, I want only to tell you to study stipulations of the Penal Code regarding halting criminal prosecution," Trnka wrote, according to a document Sme acquired and quoted.

The military prosecution supervised an investigation of suspicions against SIS members who had allegedly handled the Gorilla file, Sme wrote, adding that Trnka considered the investigation illegal as in the past the Special Prosecutor’s Office had already reviewed the Gorilla allegations as part of their investigation of suspected vote-buying of MPs.

Sme wrote that Trnka had argued that the file was a fictitious transcript of something that did not actually exist or was created with the aim of extorting persons who are mentioned in the transcripts. Trnka refused to comment, Sme wrote.

The military prosecutor who led the investigation at that time also refused to comment to Sme other than to say that her supervisors had told her not to provide any information. The military prosecution stopped its investigation of the Gorilla file in August 2011 according to Sme.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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