The Supreme Court takes ex-head of Tipos, Ján Barczi, into custody

The former head of the IT department, Miloš Prelec, will also be prosecuted while behind bars.

Tipos ex-head Ján Barczi (right) and Tipos ex-IT head Miloš Prelec (left) attend the court on December 5, 2019 in BratislavaTipos ex-head Ján Barczi (right) and Tipos ex-IT head Miloš Prelec (left) attend the court on December 5, 2019 in Bratislava (Source: Sme)

The former head of the national lottery company Tipos, Ján Barczi, and ex-head of the company’s IT department Miloš Prelec have been taken into custody following a decision by the Supreme Court on December 5.

The National Criminal Agency (NAKA) arrested and charged the two with violating their duties while managing entrusted property and of money laundering on November 28. The day after, the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok ruled there were no grounds for taking Barczi and Prelec into custody.

The prosecutor appealed the decision.

Related articleCharges pressed against national lottery company representatives Read more 

“The deed which these men stand accused of, did indeed happen,” a judge of the Supreme Court said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

News digest: Pandemic situation worsens, more districts join black tier

Robert Fico refuses to explain leaked recordings. Daily caseload the highest since the second wave’s peak.


5 h
Ferrata route to Martinské Hole, illustrative stock photo

When injured or lost in the mountains, who do you call?

Mountain rescue service has an app that can save lives.


10 h
Oli Džupinková and her book

With her mom’s recipes, popular radio host taught Slovaks to cook Rusyn meals

Regional meals succeeded beyond community, beyond Slovakia’s borders.


26. okt
Skryť Close ad