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First conviction in EPPO case: former Slovak mayor sentenced to 3 years of conditional imprisonment

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Yesterday, The Special Penal Court of the Slovak republic issued the first conviction verdict in an EPPO investigation. The former mayor of a municipality in Eastern Slovakia plead guilty for committing an attempted offence against the financial interest of the EU, based on the fact that he falsified documents in order to illegally obtain a financial support from the European Social Fund for co-financing of local services.

The total damage that could have been caused is more than €93 000. The court imposed him a conditional imprisonment of 3 years with probation period and disqualification for a position in public office for 5 years.