Chair of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO-NOVA) Igor Matovič has been accused of slandering PM Robert Fico (Smer). The charges concern the claims that the prime minister owns a shell company and bank accounts in Belize, the Aktuality.sk website informed.
Matovič first published his suspicions on social networks in mid-August 2015 and then also held a press conference. A few weeks later he allegedly found an anonymous letter in his letter box, hinting that Fico and his wife founded a shell company in Belize in 2008. The company allegedly opened two accounts in Belize Bank International, on which some $674 million were deposited by July 21, 2015.
Matovič confirmed the charges for Aktuality.sk, adding he has not read through the file carefully yet.
“Of what I already know, the investigator has accused me without checking whether Robert Fico owns a shell company in Belize or not,” Matovič told the website. “It was enough for him to receive the confirmation from Fico that he has no official account in Belize.”
23. Nov 2016 at 13:41 | Compiled by Spectator staff