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Former police officer sentenced to 14 years

Ex-elite police officer Ľuboš Kosík, known from the case of abduction of the son of former president Michal Kováč punished for falsifying promissory notes.

Prison, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Sme)

The Supreme Court sentenced Kosík to 14 years in maximum security prison on June 21. He also has to pay a fine amounting to €100,000. There may, however, be a problem with him serving the sentence as he did not attend the proceeding in person and his lawyer does not known where he is, the Sme daily reported.

“I do not know,” Kosík’s lawyer Martin Kanás told Sme. “I met him one week ago, he gave me permission to represent him in his absence.”

He added that he knows Kosík only as a client and that they do not have any closer relation.

Though according to the prosecutor’s office, Kosík was involved in the abduction of Michal Kováč Jr to Austria in 1990s, he was not prosecuted for abduction. He was sentenced for falsifying promissory notes amounting to a total of €2.4 million. It pertained to the activities of the Sýkorovci organised crime group. According to the prosecutor, Kosík falsified the signatures on three promissory notes of his former business partner Ľubomír Farenzena, Sme reported.

 The court only confirmed the ruling of the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok issued in February 2015. It proposed to sentence Kosík to more than 22 years. The current sentence is lower mostly due to the trouble-free and irreproachable life of the accused, Sme wrote.

If Kosík is missing, the Supreme Court may issue an order to detain him and escort him to prison. It is not possible to appeal the verdict, court’s spokesperson Boris Urbančík told Sme.

Kanás, however, said they will consider a special appeal.

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