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.
Jan Kuciak wasn’t the only person notorious businessman Marian Kočner and his associate Alena Zsuzsová wanted to see dead, according to the explosive testimony of the only person convicted so far of involvement in the killing of the young Slovak journalist.
What you need to know about Slovakia’s ‘historic’ trial for the murder of Jan Kuciak
“I would like to ask the defendants: who gave them the right to touch the lives of our children? The defendants also have children — daughters.”
One of the four suspects accused of killing Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak pleaded guilty to murder on Monday at the start of a landmark criminal trial seen as a test of Slovakia’s readiness to try alleged organized crime figures with political connections.
A Slovakian court sentenced a middleman in the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiance Martina Kušnírová to 15 years in prison on Monday, marking the beginning of a judicial process seen by some as a test of the strength of the court system against the interests of the rich and politically connected.
On International Human Rights Day Tuesday, the United States Treasury announced sanctions against Marian Kočner, a controversial businessman facing trial in Slovakia later this month for his alleged leading role in the murders of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiance Martina Kušnírová.
Slovak authorities have charged two employees of the state-run Tipos national lottery on charges of violating their duties and money laundering, theSlovak Spectator reported.
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.
Slovakia’s Special Prosecutor’s Office indicted four people on Monday for the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova last year, Slovakmedia reported.
Slovakian police detained 45 suspects and seized nearly 13 million cigarettes, 22 tons of tobacco and three illegal tobacco factories in what authorities called the largest illegal cigarette manufacturing bust in Central Europe, the country’s financial authority reported on Wednesday.
Violating an international arms embargo, companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia - also known as the Czechoslovak Group - have knowingly supplied Azerbaijan with weapons, claims anInvestigace report that was published this week.
Members of the European Parliament passed on Thursday a resolution condemning the eroding rule of law across the bloc, and calling for continued investigation of the murders of two journalists affiliated with OCCRP in the past two years.
A wealthy Slovak businessman is accused of ordering the murder of a Slovak journalist and his fiancee last year. But questions remain about what powerful former officials may have known.
Calabrian expat Antonino Vadalà was already a wealthy man with a successful cattle business in Slovakia when he bought his way into the ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful mafia, and opened a new cocaine-trafficking route into southern Europe. Here’s how he did it — and how the cops shut it down.
One year ago, a killer snuffed out the lives of an investigative journalist working on one of the biggest stories of his career and the woman he intended to marry. In day-by-day detail, OCCRP outlines how the assassinations transpired and what happened in the aftermath.
One year ago, a former policeman slipped into the home investigative journalist Ján Kuciak shared with his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová, and shot them both at close range, authorities say.
The Slovakian government covered up EU fund misappropriation schemes exposed by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak, President Andrej Kiska said in anopen letter on Monday.
A woman who allegedly ordered the brutal murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiance was among the suspects that were detained last week by Slovak police, local media reported on Monday.
Slovakian police arrested Thursday eight people in connection with the brutal murder of a local journalist who was shot dead at close range in his home in February while investigating the infiltration of the Italian mob into his home country.
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