Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Rector of Police Academy in Bratislava charged with falsifying interviews

Police have arrested the rector of a university-level academic institution for the first time in the history of independent Slovakia. Václav Krajník, the rector of the Police Academy in Bratislava, is accused of falsifying applicants' interviews, the Sme daily reported on June 30.

Police have arrested the rector of a university-level academic institution for the first time in the history of independent Slovakia. Václav Krajník, the rector of the Police Academy in Bratislava, is accused of falsifying applicants' interviews, the Sme daily reported on June 30.

As well as Krajník, police also arrested three other officials at the academy: deputy rector for project management and informatisation Tomáš Fazekaš, bursar Igor Schnorrer, and one member of the teaching staff.

The men were detained based on the findings of an investigation by the police's Office for the Fight Against Corruption, which raided the academy on June 27. During checks into suspicions of fraud in the use of EU structural funds, police officers found tests used to assess applicants to the academy that had been marked with correct answers, and which they allege were intended to be substituted for the actual versions produced during interviews.

Sme reported that Fazekaš was released by the police without being charged; Krajník as well as the other two accused men reportedly confessed their guilt during the hearing and have also been released.

The daily also wrote that Schnorrer, who is also a member of the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the chair of its local branch in Dunajská Lužná, will probably lose his party membership. The proposal for his suspension will be submitted by current chair of the Bratislava regional branch of the SDKÚ, former justice minister Lucia Žitňanská.

“We will decide on other steps when we have more information about the case,” said Žitňanská, as quoted by Sme.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Biker gang complex in Dolná Krupá raises questions

What does the Russian bikers’ gang Night Wolves do in the Slovak village of Dolná Krupá?

The complex in Dolná Krupá

Blog: How business mentoring can change our schools for the better

Business mentoring benefits both involved parties and has the potential to change Slovak schools for the better.

Junior Achievement Slovakia organises various events, including a fair of student companies.

Here is how I measure the speed of integration

Babiš proposes to end war, poverty and religious extremism with a snap of our fingers. Why hasn’t anybody else thought of this?

Andrej Babiš, Czech prime minister

How rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime Video

A new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.

Illustrative Stock Photo