Former head of Tax Directorate charged over computer system failure

Former head of the Slovak Tax Directorate Miroslav Mikulčík, a Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) nominee, was charged for last year’s collapse of the computer and IT system at the tax system, the private TV newscaster Markíza claimed in a recent report. Mikulčík has allegedly not yet been officially notified of the charge; he simply testified in the case as a witness, he told Markíza.

Former head of the Slovak Tax Directorate Miroslav Mikulčík, a Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) nominee, was charged for last year’s collapse of the computer and IT system at the tax system, the private TV newscaster Markíza claimed in a recent report. Mikulčík has allegedly not yet been officially notified of the charge; he simply testified in the case as a witness, he told Markíza.

The computer system collapsed a year ago, but the first charges were made official only on Monday, April 8. In the case, Mikulčík ordered new software to replace old, allegedly outdated software, but the new system failed repeatedly and eventually the old programme had to be re-installed. Police confirmed the charge officially for the TV channel. If convicted, Mikulčík could face up to 15 years in prison for violating duties while administering other people’s property, spokesperson of the Police Corps Presidium Andrea Dobiášová said for Markíza. The investigation is ongoing and could bring more charges to people in top political positions.

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