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Bribery at school caught with recorded evidence

The National Criminal Agency has also accused a chief tax inspector of bribery.

Tibor Gašpar(Source: Peter Maďar, SITA)

Police have accused an instructor at the Institute of Health and Social Work in Nové Zámky, Peter S., for taking bribes from students.

The investigators did not require the cooperation of students or teachers but instead, installed a device in a room at the school which gave recorded evidence of the bribes taking place.

“This case was difficult [to solve] due to the fact that neither party wishes to co-operate with you,” police chief Tibor Gašpar told the press on June 22.

The accused employee at the institute, which is part of the St Elizabeth University of Health and Social Work in Bratislava, asked for a few tens of euros for good grades on their papers which students enclosed in the index. His takings just on one day during the final exams amounted to €150.

Gašpar did not want to disclose the source of information which led them to investigate the case.

“Such information comes from operational police findings,” he said, adding that the police are able to get such information from informants at schools or from private talks between police officers and their acquaintances.

The teacher faces from three to eight years imprisonment and the students from six months to three years

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Bribes at the tax office

The National Criminal Agency has also accused a chief tax inspector in Trebišov along with an official in Michalovce.

They conspired to demand €30,000 from an unspecified businessman to make sure that tax control would be in favour of his company.

The police learned about the bribe offer after the businessman approached different workers in the tax office.

Both officials face imprisonment from five to twelve years for bribery and from four to ten years for abuse of power.

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Fighting corruption

Gašpar is currently facing pressure from the recent student protests demanding his resignation. The protest organisers claim that he is directly responsible for the fact that suspicious businessmen with close ties to politicians have not been imprisoned.

The students called on Gašpar to discuss the corruption issue with them at the grammar school in Bratislava but he refused. Instead, he suggested a personal meeting at his office.

Gašpar mentioned the students during a press conference.

“These students should come here to see how demanding this type of work is,” Gašpar told the press.

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