It would clearly not be long before a powerful corporate entity like Penta financial group would hit back at the Gorilla corruption allegations, and so far the company and its co-owner Jaroslav Hascak are proving successful.
In addition to successfully preventing the publication of Tom Nicholson’s book on the Gorilla affair by a court injunction, Hascak is now calling for the Gorilla transcripts to be excluded from the investigation into corruption allegations, because they were presented by PM Iveta Radicova and so cannot formally be submitted as evidence.
Lawyer of Penta and Hascak, Martin Skubla, filed a petition with the Attorney General’s Office to exclude the document from proceedings. Hascak and his lawyer claim that the Government Office should have returned the file to the secret service SIS. PM Radicova, though, says the materials were submitted in line with the law after a legal analysis was made.
The Gorilla reports, which have been circling the internet since the end of last year, were produced by the secret intelligence service SIS in a case monitoring corruption allegations between politicians and Penta, with Hascak’s name figuring prominently in them. Penta financial group has categorically denied all accusations arising out of the affair.