Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Roma leader gets prison time for vote buying scam

ONE LEADER of the Roma community in Veľký Meder, a town in the Trnava region, Štefan Faton will spend eight months in prison due to buying of votes in 2014 European Parliament election. His daughter-in-law Slávka received four months for assistance.

Ilava prison, illustrative stock photo(Source: Sme)

The Supreme Court confirmed the verdit on April 15. 

“I am really sorry for what I have done and there is nothing more which I can say about it,” Faton said, as quoted by the Sme daily.

Faton approached Feedom and Solidarity (SaS) member Jana Cigániková offering her from 4,000 to 5,5000 votes of Roma from Veľký Meder and its surrounding villages. He wanted €4 per vote.

Cigániková reported the offer to the police, which detained Faton with his daughter-in-law during the money transaction in park on April 8, 2014. 

Topic: Roma community


This article is also related to other trending topics: Corruption & scandals

Top stories

Slovak scientist in the US: Slovak science needs more than just money to thrive

It seems as if we do not want skilled scientists to return home, says Dominika Truban, who founded a platform connecting Slovak researchers abroad and at home.

Dominika Truban

The Education Ministry to restore the analytical institute

The institute that is part of the Value for Money initiative was merged with another body at the beginning of the year.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová

Blog: Helping others helps your company too

Tatiana Čaplová, Program Coordinator for CSR at the Pontis Foundation, offers a very interesting look behind the scenes of the most successful CSR event in Slovakia - Naše Mesto (Our City).

Bratislava