Sme: NBÚ looking into Kozolka’s security clearance

The National Security Authority (NBÚ) is looking into the security clearance of Jaroslav Kozolka, a special prosecutor who allegedly worked as a secret service (ŠtB) agent under the communist regime.

The National Security Authority (NBÚ) is looking into the security clearance of Jaroslav Kozolka, a special prosecutor who allegedly worked as a secret service (ŠtB) agent under the communist regime.

Kozolka was a military counter-intelligence agent according to the service’s archives, the Sme daily wrote on September 3, which by law makes him a security risk who should not have access to classified information. After the communist regime ended, Kozolka worked as a military prosecutor dealing with several sensitive cases, like the recent scandals surrounding the military intelligence agency and the politicised case of Hedviga Malinová (now Žáková).

The General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) refused to inform Sme about whether Kozolka has access to classified information, as “this is matter of work schedule which cannot be disclosed by the GPO”. Sme, however, wrote that it has information that Kozolka does not work on cases involving classified information.

NBÚ head Jozef Magala admitted to having discussed the matter with new General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár, but refused to reveal more details due to classified information. He said that the “security clearance of prosecutor Kozolka is now in the state of being checked”. The GPO also confirmed for the daily that his clearance is “being checked”.

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