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Former state secretary Jankovská has reportedly confessed


Coalition politicians have welcomed the news.

On November 25, Monika Jankovská, former state secretary of the Justice Ministry, confessed to committing crimes.

This information has been confirmed for the media by her lawyer Peter Erdős.

„She is testifying, she has confessed and has explained her actions from her perspective,“ Erdős said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Jankovská was brought to the National Criminal Agency (NAKA) on Wednesday morning, and it is possible she will be interrogated tomorrow as well.


More charges followed by confession

Jankovská was detained during the Storm (Storm) operation in March and is facing corruption-related charges. More charges were added after the Víchrica (Gale) operation in late October.

Her testimony relates to the latter, during which businessman Zoroslav Kollár and five judges were detained, the private broadcaster TV Markíza reported .

She reportedly describes her share of guilt and the corruption of judges.

Jankovská has been interrogated by NAKA several times already. She reportedly had agreed on cooperation with the police several months ago, but it came in vain. The change came only after more charges against her were brought, according to TV Markíza.


“Monkey has confessed”

Several politicians of the ruling coalition have meanwhile responded to Jankovská’s confession.

“The monkey has confessed,” PM Igor Matovič (OĽaNO) wrote on Facebook, referring to the nickname Jankovská had in her Threema conversation with mobster Marian Kočner. „The efforts were not in vain.”

Proper justice and efforts against corruption in Slovakia have to continue, stressed Investments Minister and Za Ľudí chair Veronika Remišová. She pointed out that the former ruling party Smer defended Jankovská and the then-opposition pointed to her dubious actions.

The junior coalition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) considers Jankovská’s confession as proof of the murky practices and embezzlement that took place under Smer-led governments.