U.S. Steel defrauded by own employees, 25 charged

Slovak police are investigating the theft of property from the U.S. Steel plant in Košice. The case involves 25 suspects, all of whom, except for two, are employees of the plant.

Slovak police are investigating the theft of property from the U.S. Steel plant in Košice. The case involves 25 suspects, all of whom, except for two, are employees of the plant.

The investigation, which was opened last summer, uncovered theft in U.S. Steel’s electric power distribution company, Distribúcia elektrickej energie DZ Energetika. One of its employees, along with several accomplices, hid in the facility items stolen from U.S. Steel and smuggled them out of the plant later. The employee, identified as Ladislav K., together with other accomplices, stole various instruments, devices and materials worth about €10,000 total. Out of 34 people investigated, 25 were charged, Korzár wrote on Wednesday, June 26.

All but one of the employees who were charged filed a complaint against the use of security cameras - which recorded them stealing the items – without their consent. The prosecutor of the Košice II District Prosecutor’s Office refused their complaint, however, arguing that a license issued by Košice police authorised U.S. Steel security guards to monitor the premises with the cameras.

Most of those accused face up to three years in prison.

(Source: Korzár)
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

Constitutional Court hearings: The vote is a political affair, Fico says

MPs grilled the Constitutional Court candidates, former prime minister was the highlight of day one.

Robert Fico at the public hearing of candidates for the Constitutional Court judges.

Too cool for school?

Fico seems to think the rules don’t apply to him. But he wants to judge everyone else.

Robert Fico at the hearing.

Who will go to Court? Why the upcoming vote matters

The wrong people sitting in the Constitutional Court may dismantle rule of law step by step.

Wake up, Slovakia!

It is time to stop public information from being effectively hidden from public view.

Osturňa