Kočner in trial: Rusko in hospital postponed the hearing of experts on signatures

Court also heard the ex-wife of a murdered attorney as witness.

Kočner in court on December 4. Kočner in court on December 4. (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

The Specialised Criminal Court continued hearings in the process of the forged promissory notes case, in which Marian Kočner and Pavol Rusko stand as defendants. Despite complications linked to Rusko’s absence, the court for the first time heard forensic experts on the authenticity of his signatures and the age of the ink used for them.

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The trial has been going on since July 22. Kočner and Rusko stand accused of forging four promissory notes of the private television broadcaster Markíza and using the fakes in 2016 to demand €69 million from the network. Rusko has testified that he issued the promissory notes as a private person and signed them as the statutory representative of Markíza, thus binding the network to pay the debt if he did not have the money. Nobody had any idea about the promissory notes until 2016, when Kočner started demanding the money.

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