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Transfer of Glance House development cancelled

The sale last year of the controversial Glance House real estate development has been halted. The Bratislava cadastre decided that the transfer in ownership of Glance House in Bernolákovo to Gapeja, a firm with ties to business tycoon Marián Kočner, was illegal and cancelled it after a four-month dispute, the Sme daily reported on April 2.

The sale last year of the controversial Glance House real estate development has been halted. The Bratislava cadastre decided that the transfer in ownership of Glance House in Bernolákovo to Gapeja, a firm with ties to business tycoon Marián Kočner, was illegal and cancelled it after a four-month dispute, the Sme daily reported on April 2.

The decision mirrors the opinion of the Office of the General Prosecutor (GPO), which has said that the transfer of the building to Gapeja was a violation of the law. The cadastral office turned down an appeal submitted by Gapeja’s bankruptcy administrator, Eva Timár Myjavcová, against the halt to the transfer of the building. The verdict, however, is not final: Gapeja can now turn to the regional court and then the Supreme Court, and has already announced it will do so.

The GPO became involved in the matter last November when it was confirmed that former general prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka had consented to the transfer via an official letter which was later ruled to have been unlawful. GPO spokesperson Andrea Dobiášová told Sme that Trnka has not so far been charged – but the former head of the Senec cadastral office, Igor Svitek, and Kočner’s acquaintance Jana Šlachtová have been charged. Svitek allegedly signed the transfers and Šlachtová is alleged to have arranged the transfers to Gapeja in October 2012. Kočner planned to sell the property, over which two groups have been battling for years, as part of Gapeja’s bankruptcy proceeding. The police are still investigating the case.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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