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Opposition alleges embezzlement at state forestry firm

THE RESULT of public procurement announced by the state-run forestry company Lesy SR went to a more expensive company with ties to the ruling Smer party, according to Zsolt Simon who served as agriculture minister in past.

THE RESULT of public procurement announced by the state-run forestry company Lesy SR went to a more expensive company with ties to the ruling Smer party, according to Zsolt Simon who served as agriculture minister in past.

AF Car Liptovský Mikuláš which resides at the same address as the office of Smer MP Maroš Kondrót won the tender for removing down trees at a price of €12.6 million. Simon pointed to the Residence Company, which is owned by Kondrót’s family.

“Those [two] firms are in one join limited liability company with the name Eurelax Liptovský Mikuláš which resides at the same address as AF Car,” Simon said, as quoted by TASR. “Explain to me: how it is possible that the AF Car company wins in a public competition?”

“This is nothing else than public plundering,” Simon said, as quoted by TASR.

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák responded that the same address does not necessarily prove personal connections, adding that the cause needs to be investigated.

“Those are purposive false claims and red herring,” Kondrót told TASR. “Mr Simon has vivid imagination and fabricates unreal constructions.”

The opposition plans to submit criminal complaint pertaining to alleged manipulation with public procurement, TASR wrote citing the head of Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) Igor Matovič.

Source: TASR

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