Slovakian businessman Marian Kočner is on trial for ordering the murder of a young investigative journalist. New documents obtained from the investigation show how, for decades, he used cash and kompromat to bend the country’s judicial system to his will.
In the days following Jan and Martina’s murder, OCCRP and our partners worked around the clock to finish his last story, and illuminate the world of corruption and organized crime he was investigating.
A year later, OCCRP and our partners continued to follow through on Jan’s reporting about the ’Ndrangheta mafia and, in a new investigation, raised troubling questions about the progress of the official inquiry into the murders.
In Slovakia’s election on Saturday, a long-time ruling party widely considered massively corrupt was shown the door. But the real story may be happening beneath the surface.
What you need to know about Slovakia’s ‘historic’ trial for the murder of Jan Kuciak.
Leaked footage obtained by OCCRP shows Slovakia’s former Prosecutor General Dobroslav Trnka setting up a camera in what is believed to be his office with someone who appears to be controversial businessman and murder suspect Marian Kočner.
We at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and our member centers were shocked by the brutal murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiance, Martina Kušnírová, on Feb. 21, 2018.