Slovakia's best photo of 2019: Kočner hiding in a police car

Take a look at the best photos from the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest.

The picture of controversial businessman Marián Kočner, taken by Denník N photographer Tomáš Benedikovič, wins the singles category in the News section of the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contestThe picture of controversial businessman Marián Kočner, taken by Denník N photographer Tomáš Benedikovič, wins the singles category in the News section of the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest (Source: Slovak Press Photo/Tomáš Benedikovič)

He actively sought media attention. In the recently publicised encrypted messages, he bragged of what he had managed to arrange and how, who he had under his thumb, who he could have bribed, and which people he had admonished, which 'monkeys' he had under his influence.

He said to himself: “Ave, me!” Perhaps he thought he was invincible, that his high-ranking friends in politics had his back, that investigators, prosecutors and judges could still be bribed.

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