Special Prosecutor’s Office takes ex-interior minister Kaliňák to court

Smer’s patron Jozef Brhel also taken to court.

Former interior minister Robert Kaliňák.Former interior minister Robert Kaliňák. (Source: SME - Jozef Jakubčo)

The Special Prosecutor’s Office has filed criminal charges against former interior minister for the Smer party, Robert Kaliňák, and oligarch and Smer’s patron, Jozef Brhel.

Special Prosecutor Daniel Lipšic confirmed the information to the Denník N daily on Tuesday.

SkryťTurn off ads
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťTurn off ads
Article continues after video advertisement

The charges concern the František Imrecze case. Imrecze was appointed head of the Financial Administration, Slovakia’s tax authority, in 2012. Smer was then in power. Kaliňák reportedly told Imrecze to ask Brhel to pay him extra money to match his previous salary. Before being appointed, Imrecze had worked in the private sector, where he is said to have earned €280,000 a year. In return, Imrecze helped a firm co-owned by Brhel win contracts with the tax authority. Imrecze reportedly got the job at the Financial Administration thanks to his wife, who knew Kaliňák’s wife.

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

Action store in Zvolen, central Slovakia.

Dutch discount retail chain Action lures with ‘treasure hunt’ experience

Six Action stores already open, more in pipeline, firm says.

7. jun
Vrakuňa’s citizens presented apples washed in water with leaked toxins at the protest in 2016.

Chemical time bomb in Bratislava’s Vrakuňa keeps ticking

The state is failing to solve leaking chemical waste dump.

31. may
Jupiter (centre) and its Galilean moons: from left Ganymede, Io, Europa and Callisto. Juice with deployed antennas and arrays is in the bottom right.

From Košice to Ganymede: Slovak engineers are leaving their mark in space

Slovaks are active participants in two ongoing space missions.

20. may

History Talks: Rising from the flames

Bernolákovo palace was built in the calm following war and has survived multiple catastrophes.

2 h
SkryťClose ad