The National Criminal Agency (NAKA) launched a criminal prosecution in the Bašternák case. The statutory representatives of Real Forum Invest, which constructed the residential house Bonaparte, where Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico lives, is suspected of not paying taxes and insurance, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party informed.
The police initiated the prosecution based on a motion submitted by SaS MP Jozef Rajtár back in May. Among the statutory representatives of the company is also Ladislav Bašternák, party’s spokesperson Katarína Svrčeková informed the SITA newswire.
“The start of the prosecution proved that there are still decent investigators in the system,” Rajtár said, as quoted by SITA. “We perceive it as an attempt to execute justice.”Bašternák case contributed to deterioration of democracy Read more
The party will continue monitoring the case, particularly the potential efforts of the ruling powers to sabotage it, Rajtár added.
Company Real Forum Investment owes the state more than €2 million via taxes. Rajtár claimed in his motion that the publicly accessible documents suggest that since it had been in red numbers for most of its operation, the underpayment does not come from profit, but rather from the excessive VAT refund. Regarding the analysis of available information, there are also some indications that several crimes have been committed, Rajtár added, as reported by SITA.