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Glance House may go to businessman Kočner due to Supreme Court delays

FOR four years, Slovak authorities have been unable to conclude the infamous case of the Glance House development. On October 3, the interlocutory judgment of the Supreme Court, which suspended the ruling of the Prešov District Court that the ownership of Glance House can be transferred to the mailbox company CDI, which is close to businessman Marián Kočner, will elapse, the Sme daily wrote on September 30.

FOR four years, Slovak authorities have been unable to conclude the infamous case of the Glance House development. On October 3, the interlocutory judgment of the Supreme Court, which suspended the ruling of the Prešov District Court that the ownership of Glance House can be transferred to the mailbox company CDI, which is close to businessman Marián Kočner, will elapse, the Sme daily wrote on September 30.

The Supreme Court is active but is burdened by numerous cases, according to Elena Krajčovičová, a member of Supreme Court senate.

“There were altogether 3,542 cases in the trade law department dealt by five senates up until August 31,” Krajčovičová said, as quoted by Sme. “This case was assigned to the senate, which has 753 things [to deal with]. ”

First Deputy General Prosecutor René Vanek filed a special appeal on October 2, 2013 against the Prešov District Court’s decision to allow changes in the inscription of data in the Trade Registry for the Glance House, s. r. o., company.

The Prešov District Court made the decision on September 12, 2013 on the allegedly murky real estate deal. Vanek proposed to cancel this decision and to return the case to the Prešov District Court for further trial. He also proposed to postpone the effectiveness of the decision, Jana Tökölyová of the General Prosecutor’s office told the TASR newswire in September 2013.

The case involves the dubious transfer of the Glance House luxury real estate development in Bernolákovo, a municipality near Bratislava. Dobroslav Trnka, then general prosecutor, sent a letter to the head of the cadastral office in Senec (under which Bernolákovo falls), sidestepping an embargo by the Special Prosecutor’s Office on any dealings involving the building.

The letter reportedly recommended to transfer the ownership of the building to Jana Šlachtová, a representative of CDI, a London-based company with links to Kočner, a controversial businessman also known to be on friendly terms with Trnka, the Sme daily wrote in September 2013.

(Source: Sme)

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