The mayor of a village lying close to Bratislava was charged with bribery after two specific cases of bribery.
The charges could still allow Bašternák to pay his tax debt and be acquitted.
The two main defendants, former SNS ministers, refused to plead guilty; but if a third defendant does so, they may end up with tougher sentences.
The case goes back to 2012 when the businessman asked for excessive VAT refunds.
The disciplinary proceeding against former justice minister, ex-chair of the Supreme Court (SC) and Jusicial Council, Štefan Harabin, ended with an acquittal.
Former senior police officer points at suspicious actions of the police during raids of firms belonging to businessman Ladislav Bašternák who rose to fame because of his high-profile political connections.
There is corruption in the highest places after all, general prosecutor admits.
Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák reacted to most recent accusation by a former ministry employee, retorting that nobody wittingly made a slip in conenction with the Slovak EU presidency.
The former head of the Operation Centre of the Medical rescue Service in Bratislava, Ľubomír Kočiš, was sentenced for allocating extra bonuses to his subordinates and then requiring part of the sum back.
Out of these 357 were connected to corruption.
It will unveil details on Wednesday, March 15.
Controversial businessman Ladislav Bašternák is officially not suspected of trying to corrupt Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, as police, and not the prosecutor as originally reported by some media, halted the…
The National Criminal Agency (NAKA) is conducting a raid at several companies involved in the completion of the nuclear power plant in Mochovce (EMO).
Two former ministers, accused in one of the biggest scandals of the first Fico government, may become the first two ex-ministers to be sentenced.
Transparency International Slovensko now prepares a lawsuit.
If found guilty, the employee of the Agricultural Paying Agency may spend up to eight years in prison for taking a bribe.
The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.
The raid was linked to the residential complex Bonaparte, where PM Fico also rents a flat.
Former Constitutional Court judges, constitutional lawyers and academics say parliament should pass a constitutional law to abolish Mečiar’s amnesties.