Justice Minister Gábor Gál will submit a disciplinary motion against his former deputy, Monika Jankovská. She faces suspicions of having exchanged thousands of encrypted messages with Marian Kočner, discussing, among other things, their involvement in corrupting judges.
The minister also wants to check on the file of the promissory notes case in which Bratislava V District Court judge Zuzana Maruniaková decided in favour of Marian Kočner.
Checking on Maruniaková
Moreover, the ministry is looking at the selection procedure that brought Maruniaková to the post of judge. Beforehand, Maruniaková was a staffer at the ministry, working under Jankovská. She was mentioned in the alleged Threema texts between Jankovská and Kočner.
Justice Minister Gál said that the disciplinary proposal he is preparing will include Maruniaková. He added that he is not acting only based on the media reports but also based on information the ministry has verified.Read also:Read more
In the case of Jankovská, he will act based on the deceptive information presented by the former state secretary.
Judicial Council will check, too
The police seized the mobile phones of several judges, prosecutor and ex-state secretary Monika Jankovská back in August.
An investigation report, available online, suggests crimes, among other things, of influencing court decisions.
The Judicial Council, which is the highest self-administration body of the judiciary, formed its own commission to check on the case.
7. Oct 2019 at 21:49 | Compiled by Spectator staff