Michal Truban, a decide of the Specialized Criminal Court (ŠTS) in Banská Bystrica, selected the blame for R. Pucher. After the previous head of SAD Prešov, Jozef Kičur, a regional deputy, that is already the second Prešov municipal politician convicted of corruption. However, the choice in Pucher’s case shouldn’t be but authentic. The court docket sentenced him to a suspended sentence.
The case is six years in the past and is expounded to the reconstruction of one in every of Prešov’s major faculties and its financing from Eurofunds. In 2015, a part of the case was additionally charged with the crime of taking a bribe to the then metropolis deputy René Pucher, former deputy mayor Pavel Hagyari. The criminality was to be organized by an worker of the development firm, who was at hand over a bribe to the previous hockey participant and member of the Olympic group, Pucher. In return for the safety supplied by town “in reference to the undertaking the implementation of building works which were suspended by the competent authorities.” Pucher has thus far washed: “I really feel harmless, I’ll defend myself and I’m satisfied that I will show my innocence,” he informed us.
Another prosecution of Prešov folks for a bribe
Last yr, on the finish of February, the NAKA detained long-term Prešov councilor Jozef Kičura, and the investigator accused him of an offense of oblique corruption. It is claimed to be a bribe of 100,000 euros. As the director of the Prešov transport firm, he compelled a bribe from the members of the state joint-stock firm, which has a minority stake in SAD Prešov, and Kičura needed to purchase it. In July, ŠTS permitted an settlement on guilt and punishment between Kičur and the prosecutor and sentenced him to 18 months’ imprisonment with a suspended sentence of 30 months for oblique corruption. At the identical time, the court docket permitted a fantastic of 25,000 euros, and within the occasion of non-payment, it set another sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment.
Rudolf Dupkala is the third prosecuted MP for a bribe. A particular prosecutor’s workplace has been coping with his case for 3 years. In July 2018, he was accused by the NAKA Anti-Corruption Unit investigator of the crime of accepting a bribe. The investigation has already been accomplished. “The investigator submitted a file with the supervising prosecutor with a movement to indict him. The authorized circumstances for the trial of guilt and punishment aren’t at the moment met. After analyzing the file, the prosecutor will resolve on the following process, which he has not but selected.” mentioned Jana Tökölyová, spokeswoman for the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Slovak Republic.
The deputy bought into hassle for the development of a hockey coaching area on the Sekčov housing property in Prešov. Every yr, town’s deputies contributed to the schoolchildren in order that they may prepare on the hockey stadium, and their mother and father didn’t should contribute in full for renting ice.
However, the winter stadium was at all times completely occupied, it was ready for reconstruction, so the kids’s coaching was to be moved to a new corridor. Its building was financed by a personal entrepreneur in a joint funding with the regional self-government. Dupkala was to ask a bribe of 20,000 euros from this businessman. “For arranging a favorable vote by MEPs when deciding on metropolis ice subsidy for younger athletes,” we realized from the folks concerned within the case. Instead of a bribe, nevertheless, the businessman alerted the police, who used the businessman as an agent and, with the consent of the prosecutor, geared up him with a recording machine for the following assembly.
According to our supply, the police have clear proof of the fee of the act, by which there are two witnesses, although the case has been dragging on for the fourth yr. “The time of the investigation was proportional to the complexity of the case and the train of the rights of protection of the accused till the tip of the investigation. spokeswoman Tököly acknowledged.
At first, the Member informed us that he didn’t know the stage of the prosecution. “I could also be a fair greater sufferer than you all assume.” he started angrily, stressing that he was cooperating absolutely within the investigation. Supposedly nobody provided him an settlement on guilt and punishment. “I’m harmless, I would not have signed a deal if I did not know what was occurring. I did not do something unsuitable.” he added. He declined to touch upon the secured proof. “Everything involves gentle as soon as. Twisted issues, perhaps a misunderstood concept, a misinterpreted concept. We reside in a time of interpretive pluralism. You clarify my sentence usually and one other 99 folks clarify it abnormally and we have already got a sensation on the planet,“he eased the state of affairs. But in the long run he nonetheless admitted that he may very well be punished: “Whatever the result, I intend to just accept him as a man together with his head held excessive.”
Author: Ingrid Timková