First Conviction in EPPO Case
The EPPO reported that on 22 November 2021, the first conviction was handed down following an EPPO investigation. A criminal court in Slovakia convicted a former mayor for an attempted offence against the EU’s financial interests. The mayor falsified documents in an attempt to illegally obtain money from the European Social Fund. The potential damage could have been €93.000. The court imposed a conditional imprisonment of 3 years and disqualified the mayor for a position in public office for 5 years.