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Penta co-owner may withdraw Gorilla file complaint against internet sites

A co-owner of the Penta financial group, Jaroslav Haščák, and one of the group’s collaborators, Zoltán Varga, filed six criminal complaints concerning the so-called Gorilla file against the Facebook social network and two web portals which published the Gorilla document but since a Bratislava court reportedly has rejected the complaints, Varga and Haščák are considering withdrawing their complaints, Sme.sk reported.

A co-owner of the Penta financial group, Jaroslav Haščák, and one of the group’s collaborators, Zoltán Varga, filed six criminal complaints concerning the so-called Gorilla file against the Facebook social network and two web portals which published the Gorilla document but since a Bratislava court reportedly has rejected the complaints, Varga and Haščák are considering withdrawing their complaints, Sme.sk reported.

The spokesperson for Penta, Martin Danko, said the reason the complaints will be withdrawn was a failure of communication between Haščák and his lawyers.

“It [the criminal complaint] will have no sense,” said Danko, as quoted by Sme.sk, adding that there is no chance that the investigation and a possible trial would end in success for Penta.

Haščák and Varga filed their complaints with Bratislava I District Court on Friday, March 2.

The Gorilla file, a document allegedly prepared by the Slovak Information Service (SIS) intelligence agency, reportedly documents high-level political corruption in 2005 and 2006 and that Haščák met a host of political representatives at Varga’s flat on Vazovova Street in Bratislava, the TASR newswire reported.

Danko stated that the internet portals have published the Gorilla file without giving any other details such as the status of the authorities’ investigation or that the truthfulness of the document has not been proved, the Sme.sk website wrote.

Source: Sme.sk, TASR

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