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Appellate court rejects prosecutor’s complaint concerning ex-Smer MP

The higher-instance court confirmed that an ex-official of the Smer ruling party (who rose to fame thanks to the testimony of his wife describing how he packed corrupt cash in alu-foil) did not abuse his wife or daughter.

Vladimír Jánoš(Source: TASR)

An ex-MP and former Prievidza area top official of the ruling Smer party, Vladimír Jánoš, was found not guilty of abusing a close and entrusted person, the Trenčín Regional Court ruled at a non-public session on July 18.

He had been accused of mentally abusing his wife and young daughter and threatening his wife with physical violence.

Read also:Former MP Jánoš arrested and charged with abuse

The court dismissed the prosecutor’s complaint against the first-instance decision of the Prievidza District Court, Roman Tarabus – spokesman for the courts in the Trenčín region – told the TASR newswire.

Read also:Ex-MP domestic violence case points to legislation loopholes

“The senate of the regional court at a non-public session dismissed the prosecutor’s complaint against a ruling of the Prievidza District Court because it concluded that it was unfounded,” Tarabus explained.

Previous verdicts acquitted him…

The Prievidza District Court decided in October 2017 that the criminal case should be passed to the District Office in Prievidza, ruling that a criminal offence had not taken place but a misdemeanour may have been committed. Jánoš had been facing the charge since March 2015. After his conflicts with his wife – now divorced – became highly publicised, he resigned from his position in Smer.

Read also:Wife of ex-SMER MP complains about leaked video

The decision of the Trenčín Regional Court is final and the file will be passed to the Prievidza District Office’s general internal administration department, according to Tarabus.

Read also:Prosecutor charges Jánoš for abuse

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