Bratislava, August 9 (TASR) – Dozens of police officers raided the Bratislava District Office in the early morning on Wednesday (August 8), with an investigator from the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) Anti-Corruption Unit charging six people and one legal entity with corruption, TASR learnt from Police Corps Presidium spokesman Michal Slivka on Thursday.
If they are proved guilty, they will be facing ten to twenty years in prison.
“It was a detention operation of the national anti-corruption unit in which seven persons were detained, five home searches were carried out, and two offices at the district office and five vehicles were searched,” said Slivka.
Since January of this year the following persons identified by the courts only as Miroslav G., Pavol B., Branislav R., Tomas W. and Vladimir M. banded together for the purpose of committing corruption. The last three men were also accused of money laundering. “District Office workers Miroslav G. and Pavol B., as persons having the authority in the proceedings at the office, prepared for a bribe the necessary documents for these three persons. Specifically, they issued positive decisions and opinions,” said Slivka, adding that the total amount of the bribes exceeded €334,000.