Tax losses caused by businessman Vareha allegedly amounted to €58 million

Mikuláš Vareha, a colourful businessman sometimes dubbed 'The King of Zemplín' (a region of eastern Slovakia), fraudulently caused losses for the state estimated at €58.1 million, according to the Special Department of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Sme daily wrote on Friday, August 3.

Mikuláš Vareha, a colourful businessman sometimes dubbed 'The King of Zemplín' (a region of eastern Slovakia), fraudulently caused losses for the state estimated at €58.1 million, according to the Special Department of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Sme daily wrote on Friday, August 3.

The police have already charged Vareha with tax fraud. The investigation file contains 58 pages, while the lawsuit has 16 pages. Prosecutor Ján Šanta said that this is the first "record case" in his career. Between 2008 and 2011, the businessman represented 11 companies which traded with each other and, according to the investigators, thereby defrauded the state. If found guilty, Vareha could spend up to 16 years in prison.

Source: Sme

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

Top stories

A huge scale model of Banská Štiavnica.

Weekend: Bratislava is all set for summer

Meet Ukrainian cinematographer Leonid Burlaka through a screen, explore Slovak science, or hop on historical trams.


24. jun
Slovakia's former UN youth delegate Petra Pauerová.

The UN is only as good as we are, says Slovakia's former UN youth delegate

Petra Pauerová, a university student, talks about her experience as a UN youth delegate.


24. jun
Israeli artist Menachem Edelman-Landau who lives in Banská Štiavnica.

Life of Israeli artist changed forever after he painted a Slovak woman

Painter Menachem Edelman-Landau had to alter his travel plans after an unexpected event turned his life upside down.


20. jun
SkryťClose ad