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Specter of killed Slovakian journalist haunts the killers!

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MICHALOVCE: Killers of Slovakian journalist Ján Kuciak did not know that he had already filed his investigative story naming many entrepreneurs who were involved in high level corruption and were connected with the Mafia.

When his piece* appeared posthumously yesterday (28th of February) police pounced into action and conducted raids nabbing a dozen businessmen whose names appeared in the report in connection with the Italian Track.

It is pertinent to mention here that according to his story Italian businessmen with ties to the feared Calabrian organized crime syndicate ‘Ndrangheta – including Vadala** – had settled in eastern Slovakia, and spent years embezzling EU funds. 

The interior Minister of Slovakia told that FBI and Scotland Yard were assisting his government apropos investigation about Kuciak and his girlfriend’s murders.

*Piece was run by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, focused on fraud cases allegedly involving Vadala.

**According to sources Italian businessmen Antonino Vadala did business with a couple of officials close to Robert Fico (Prime Minister of Slovakia since 4th of April 2012; previously he held the very post from 4th of July 2006 to 8th of  July 2010). 



M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.