Tóth: Special Prosecutor shared information with controversial businessman

Special Prosecutor's Office head Dušan Kováčik denies the allegations.

Special Prosecutor Dušan KováčikSpecial Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik(Source: TASR)

The head of the Special Prosecutor's Office has been in touch with the controversial businessman who has been mentioned in connection with the case of the illegal surveillance of journalists.

Former journalist-turned-spy Peter Tóth, who has testified in the Kuciak murder case, told the police about contacts between Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik and the businessman Norbert Bödör, the Aktuality.sk website reported in its story prepared in cooperation with the Let's Stop Corruption foundation.

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The testimony pertained to the case of notes that Marian Kočner, who stands accused of ordering the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, was sending from prison.

Meeting with Bödör

Peter Tóth was allegedly the one who delivered the notes from Kočner out of prison. In them, Kočner called Bödör "buddy" and Kováčik was "buddy's Dušan", the Denník N daily reported earlier this year.

Aktuality.sk now reported Toth as having testified that he had met with Bödör in the summer of 2018, to find out what Kováčik could do for Kočner.

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The website also reported on the case of the criminal complaint filed by former Slovak Information Service officer Pavol Forisch against the organisers of the For a Decent Slovakia protests. He allegedly described how the recording that Forisch gave to the prosecutor was given to Bödör by Kováčik within 24 hours.

Prosecutor sees discreditation campaign

"I have always proceeded in line with the law,.I never provided any data from the criminal files to unconcerned persons," the prosecutor told Aktuality.sk. He said he believes this to be a discreditation campaign against him. Bödör declined to comment for Aktuality.sk.

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