Jaroslav Haščák of the Penta financial group, who faces charges of corruption and money laundering linked to the Gorilla case, wanted to donate €50,000-€100,000 to the Ilava prison, where he was held in custody before being released.
He wanted to purchase new bed linen and a computer, the Denník N daily reported.
The prison director refused the money, and even turned to the National Criminal Agency (NAKA).
It is not clear whether Jaroslav Haščák wanted to ensure better conditions in a cell for himself by purchasing better accessories, according to the daily.
Released from custody
“He belongs among the richest people arrested in recent months, who have to get used to the cruel conditions in Slovak prisons,” the daily noted.