NAKA detains businessman Kočner

The shady businessman featured in several scandals was detained June 20 in connection to questionable promissory notes and tax-related crimes.

Marián KočnerMarián Kočner (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

On June 20, the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) arrested businessman Marián Kočner over crimes involving forged promissory notes as well as various tax-related crimes, Denník N daily reported.

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The businessman was detained based on an order issued by the Special Prosecutor’s Office. A police investigator is set to take the initial steps in the case and decide whether a proposal for remanding Kočner in custody will be filed.

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Kočner is suspected of having forged promissory notes worth €70 million, involving the private TV channel Markíza. The police launched an investigation against Kocner for forgery as well as attempts to frustrate the execution of justice.

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However, no criminal charges have been pressed against the entrepreneur yet. In addition, Kočner is accused of tax-related crimes involving VAT returns in connection with real estate transfers at Donovaly ski resort, the TASR newswire wrote.

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