Former Top official in Slovak football released on parole

Former high-ranking official of the Slovak Football Association (SFZ) Vladimír Wänke, who was sentenced to 40 months in jail for corruption, was released on parole on Thursday, March 28 after being incarcerated since December 2010, the TASR newswire wrote, quoting the www.pluska.sk website.

Former high-ranking official of the Slovak Football Association (SFZ) Vladimír Wänke, who was sentenced to 40 months in jail for corruption, was released on parole on Thursday, March 28 after being incarcerated since December 2010, the TASR newswire wrote, quoting the www.pluska.sk website.

SFZ's former secretary-general and sports director Wänke was found guilty of receiving bribes worth €498 in total, several boxes of wine and one box of apples. Aside from the jail time, he was also ordered to pay a penalty of €2,000. Police apprehended Wanke as he was receiving a bribe from Stanislav Szabó, president of a small club called SK Eldus Močenok in Nitra Region. Szabó, who was acting as an agent-provocateur, was to have provided Wänke with a bribe of €332 to speed up the process of registering a player that Močenok was about to buy.

Meanwhile, the Plus Jeden Deň daily on Thursday broke the information that two men who spoke out about corruption in Slovak football and were instrumental in testifying against Wänke have had to deal with tragedies in their families. The newspaper described the events as a 'curse'.

(Source: TASR, Plus Jeden deň)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská 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

Journalists one year after the murder: We will not forget

More than 420 journalists have signed the statement issued exactly one year after the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

Murder of journalist: We need to see indictments of masterminds soon

International journalists’ organisations are “cautiously optimistic” after meeting investigators of the Kuciak murder.

Ján Kuciak

Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová were murdered one year ago (timeline)

These are the notable moments of the first year since the murder.

Paying tribute to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová.

The murder of journalist changed Slovakia, but not all of it

There are still people who continue as if it’s business as usual.

Illustrative stock photo