TIS proposed to reward anti-corruption fighter

The NGO Transparency International Slovakia proposed Jozef Žaťko, who brought to light fraud involving the use of petrol in the police corps and corruption in lower level football leagues, as a candidate for the global Integrity Award, the Sme daily wrote in its Tuesday August 7, issue.

The NGO Transparency International Slovakia proposed Jozef Žaťko, who brought to light fraud involving the use of petrol in the police corps and corruption in lower level football leagues, as a candidate for the global Integrity Award, the Sme daily wrote in its Tuesday August 7, issue.

Two years ago, Žaťko blew the whistle on the misappropriation of money used for fuel by drivers of constitutional officials. After Sme wrote about the case, he was sanctioned, his salary was decreased and he eventually left the police. This June, Žaťko informed the Týždeň weekly of how football clubs in lower level leagues attempt to bribe referees. TIS has granted this award, praising moral integrity and courage, since 2000.

(Source: Sme)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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