Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Investigation of tax frauds connected with Bašternák has new investigator

The previous investigator announced she is biased.

Five Star Residence(Source: Sme)

The police have exchanged the investigator in the case of tax frauds linked with businessman Ladislav Bašternák. They did so after the so-far investigator announced on June 23 to her superiors her bias in the case. She explained it by pressure on her personally and attacks from the side of media and some members of parliament. According to the police, her family and friends are offended by the attacks.

“On the basis of these facts that sufficiently reason the rise of possible doubts about bias for her relation to the discussed matter, the subordinate decided about exclusion of the investigator and the case was assigned to another investigator,” reads the police statement as cited by the SITA newswire.

Read also:Scandal persists as Kaliňák leaves questions unanswered

The case pertains to the excessive VAT refunds granted to businessman Ladislav Bašternák’s firm BL-202 which bought and sold seven apartments in the Five Star Residence complex built by tycoon Marián Kočner. Bašternák reportedly bought them for €12 million. The company then applied for a VAT refund of €2 million and the state paid it out, despite suspicions that the transaction was fictitious. The criminal office of the Financial Administration notified the police about the case, but the complaint was refused in 2014.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Rector, minister, president. Why nobody halted the plagiarists’ appointment?

None of the concerned parties see their role in evaluating the moral qualities of the candidate for professor.

Marian Vanderka

Fallen lines and engine fires: Slovak trains are not without incidents Photo

Slovak rail carrier ZSSK is facing a massive wave of criticism after some recent accidents.

Fire on a train between Šaľa and Galanta.

Pohoda Festival organisers to pay compensation to parents of fatality

The verdict obliging the famous music festival to pay damage compensation to those bereft of a girl who died in 2009 from injuries caused by a fallen tent is not effective yet.

The damaged tent hit or put at risk at least 300 people back in 2009.

Rules for hiring foreigners are simpler. For exceptions

Despite positive changes, employers still point to some barriers preventing more effective and simpler recruitment of foreign workers.

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.