Labour Minister Richter said to have accepted bribes

The claim comes from one of the accused in the Kuciak case.

Labour Minister Ján Richter comes to the cabinet meeting on September 11, 2019Labour Minister Ján Richter comes to the cabinet meeting on September 11, 2019 (Source: TASR)

Shortly after Zoltán Andruskó, one of the accused in the murder case of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, signed a plea bargain in late October, he was ready to provide testimony on the alleged corruption of two ministers.

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Private broadcaster TV Markíza has now obtained the details of this bargain, in which he mentions several Smer members, including Labour Minister Ján Richter, Transport Ministry's ex-state secretary Viktor Stromček, and Interior Minister Denisa Saková.

Andruskó described a scheme to obtain work and residence permits for foreigners, involving a recruitment agency based on the town of Kolárovo (Nitra Region).

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