Saturday, April 23, 2022

Robert Fico - Slovakia prime minister accused mob boss


Slovakia PM Robert Fico turned the country into his own personal fiefdom which he ran for ten of the 12 years from 2006-18.
Huge street protests triggered by the murder of an investigative journalist forced Fico's resignation. Last week the exclamation point: investigators in Bratislava fingered him as a mob boss who formed and ran an organized crime group during his time in office.
Fico resigned after the 2018 slayings of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova. Kuciak had been investigating government corruption and ties to ‘Ndrangheta when he was killed.
Controversial Slovak businessman Marian Kocner was busted for ordering the murders. He had close ties to Fico.