Security expert charged with leaking classified information

The National Criminal Agency is still investigating reasons for the leak.

Jaroslav NaďJaroslav Naď (Source: Sme)

The investigator of the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) has brought charges against Jaroslav Naď. A former security analyst and ex-Defence Ministry employee, who is now member of the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) movement, is said to leak classified information, the police reported on Facebook.

“According to the investigator, J.N. asked for the classified information, referring to the interests of the Slovak Republic, and subsequently leaked it to other persons,” the police wrote. “The reasons for this ‘activity’ are still being investigated. It’s not possible to provide further details.”

Revenge hinted

The Sme daily failed to obtain a comment from Naď since his phone was turned off.

OĽaNO chair Igor Matovič first said that he knows about the police bringing charges against Naď, but added that he does not know more. He later spoke with Naď and told the media that the charges pertain to the property case of Military Intelligence head Ján Balciar, Sme wrote.

He failed to say though what were the charges.

“I’m afraid it’s just the primitive revenge of Military Intelligence boss Balciar, whom Naď published information about, revealing that he owns dozens of properties and can’t properly explain how he obtained them,” Matovič said, as quoted by Sme.

Who is Naď?

Naď worked for 10 years at the Defence Ministry. He first led the defence policy, international relations and legislation division and later became head of the defence division of the Slovak permanent delegation to NATO.

After leaving the ministry, he worked as an analyst in several non-governmental organisations.

He joined OĽaNO at the end of last year, and became shadow defence minister, Sme wrote.

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