Current deputy head of the Military Intelligence (VS) Róbert Tibenský allegedly abused his position when he served in the country’s military intelligence agency between 2004 and 2008, according to a the file from February 2010 reported by the Sme daily. The document is the second to deal with allegedly wrongful practices at the now-defunct Military Intelligence Service (VSS).
The material, which Sme said it had received from an anonymous source, states that Tibenský was manipulating the rental of flats, saying they would be used for the needs of the intelligence services. However, there was no evidence of their ultimate use. Tibenský allegedly used them for personal purposes, the daily wrote, citing information from the document.
The activities described in the file are very similar to those published by the Nový Čas daily last year. At that time no names were mentioned. Though the Defence Ministry claimed that it had been investigating the case, nobody – even those then working at the ministry – knows the result, Sme reported.
When asked by the daily whether it knows also about the existence of this file, Defence Ministry spokesperson Martina Balleková said it was not aware of the document in Sme’s possession, and that “they will not let themselves to be dragged into media games”.
Sme said it had already given the received materials to the parliamentary committee which supervises the work of intelligence services, as well as the police. The chair of that committee opposition MP Martin Fedor (Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ)) has already said he will initiate a special meeting of the committee and ask Defence Minister Martin Glváč whether he will deal seriously with the current situation, Sme wrote.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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12. Jun 2013 at 10:00