Kočner worried he might end up in jail, decoded messages show

Kočner and Bödör discussed interfering with prosecution and their loyalty to Smer through Threema messages that have been published by Denník N.

Marian KočnerMarian Kočner (Source: TASR)

Marian Kočner, the man who stands accused of ordering the murder of Ján Kuciak and who will stand in front of the court in September in another case that might send him to prison for 20 years, worried about the future of Smer after the murder.

"We will all end up in jail," he wrote in text messages that he exchanged with several persons through the application for encrypted communication, Threema. That was the future he projected for himself and others around him unless the ruling Smer follows his plan to keep the party in power. This stems from a police report about the Threema communication from his smartphone that Denník N published on August 1.

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