Pavol R.: Someone Is Trying to Discredit Me

Former economy minister and ex-director of television Markiza Pavol R. (Photo by TASR)

Bratislava, December 17 (TASR) – Former economy minister and ex-director of private television Markiza, for legal purposes identified only as Pavol R., at a press conference on Monday announced that he’ll file a criminal complaint against unknown persons for what he called an orchestrated effort to damage his reputation.

Pavol R. was reacting to an investigation into what the police believe was his order two decades ago to murder his then business partner Sylvia Volzova, who wasn’t killed in the end, however.

The former Markiza director at the press conference claimed that the unknown persons for their purposes used “false testimonies of a convicted multiple murderer and convicted member of a mafia group”.

According to Pavol R., Volzova was entitled to receive only 5 percent of the profits produced by Markiza. Such an amount did not make it worth ordering her murder, said Pavol R. He also challenged claims that he met figures from the underworld in order to arrange Volzova’s murder. Quite the contrary, Pavol R. described Volzova as an aggressor.

“It was she who involved us with the whole underworld,” said Pavol R.