Police launch criminal prosecution in transfers of luxurious apartments

The cases involve Kočner and Bašternák

Five Star Residence in BratislavaFive Star Residence in Bratislava (Source: Sme)

The police began criminal prosecution in the case of the transfers of apartments in the Five Star Residence on the basis of charges filed by the PM for the opposition SaS party, Jozef Rajtár.

“We expect that the police and supervising prosecutors will do a fair job when investigating these cases, that they will let themselves neither be intimidated nor corrupted,” said Rajtár.

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SaS spokesperson Katarína Svrčeková has provided the TASR newswire with a copy of a document the police investigator had sent to Rajtár, informing him about the launch of the criminal prosecution in the case of tax and insurance fraud on the basis of two charges Rajtár filed last December.

“PM Rajtár has collected enough facts to file charges and the police has acknowledged that these facts really indicate that the criminal offences of fraud and tax dodging may have been conducted,” said Svrčeková. “Both cases are linked with the dubious transfers of apartments in the Five Star Residence apartment building.”

Five Star Residence connects Kočner with Bašternák

Peculiar transfers of apartments in the luxurious Five Start Residence, in which Ladislav Bašternák allegedly speculated with unjustified VAT refunds, are also being connected with a businessman known from the so-called mafia lists – Marián Kočner.

Read also: Tax fraud suspect Bašternák returns millions to the state Read more 

While Bašternák was transferring the apartments for suspiciously high prices, Kočner did the opposite. He transferred 17 apartments to one of his companies – Inkasný Servis – for only one euro, Rajtár pointed out in 2017, the Sme daily wrote.

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