General prosecutor to look into texts between Kočner and Stromček

Stromček left his post as Smer’s general manager. The media allege this was due to the text messages.

Jaromír ČižnárJaromír Čižnár (Source: TASR/Pavol Zachar)

The General Prosecutor’s Office is to examine whether a prosecutor, who was mentioned in the alleged communication between Viktor Stromček, the former general manager of Smer, and imprisoned businessman Marian Kočner, could have been influenced.

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“General Prosecutor Jaromír Čižnár has instructed his first deputy to identify if there was a crime and examine solutions via the regional prosecutor’s office in Bratislava,” said spokesperson Andrea Predajňová, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The regional prosecutor’s office will inform the general prosecutor about the results, she added.

The Special Prosecutor’s Office does not comment on ongoing investigations.

Leaving because of texts?

On May 15, media outlets published text messages between Stromček and Kočner, who is, among other things, accused of contracting the murder of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová.

They wrote that this could be the reason he left his position but Stromček has denied this is the case.

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