Former Slovakian military intelligence chief accused of disclosing secret files
Slovakia’s former military intelligence (VSS) chief, Roman M., and his partner, former agent, Katarina S., were accused of leaking secret files after the police raided M.’s car, the local media reported, June 24.
“At the weekend detectives found secret documents in M.’s car, the prosecutor’s office said,” according to internet daily, The Daily.SK.
The documents are connected to the recent scandal surrounding the sale and rental of VSS assets. The files found in Roman M.’s car allegedly implicated military intelligence in selling property to its associates, as well as real-estate rental for private use.
The raid caused a media uproar in Slovakia. The authorities were accused of looking for a scapegoat in the VSS scandal and trying to silence the very person that alerted the police to the possibility of “property machinations” at the VSS.
The alleged crime was carried out between 2006-2010, when current Prime Minister Robert Fico held office for the first of his two terms. The transactions may have cost the VSS millions in euros, however, this has not been confirmed.