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The police investigation surrounding the well-known bailiff Igor Ivanko brought new details about the functioning of his bailiff’s office.
The Report obtained other police documents summarizing the findings and it follows from them that 85 million crowns were withdrawn from Ivanka’s executor’s office. The police state that the money was paid to the company of the former director of the executive office and that it was used to buy plane tickets, luxury cars or vacations.
“Management benefited in the form of luxury cars, plane tickets and luxury vacations,” the police officer said in an official document.
Ask the police
No one has yet been prosecuted for this, but the police are or have been investigating various suspicions in several directions. At the same time, the new information comes from the investigation that the police started after Igor Ivanko himself filed a criminal complaint against two of his former colleagues.
As the executor confirmed to Seznam Zprávám, he suspected the former director of his executor’s office and also the former operations director of misappropriating the money they recovered from debtors.
However, when the police checked the report, they postponed the case against the directors and stated the reason in the decision to postpone the case – that, according to them, Igor Ivanko must have known about the withdrawal of money.
“This was not a problem that arose over the course of months, but over the course of years, and this targeted notification is clearly only intended to shift responsibility to other persons and move the matter to the criminal level,” the police investigator wrote in the document.
And he further stated that around the mentioned 85 million crowns were withdrawn from the enforcement office.
When asked by Seznam Zpráv whether he really knew about the activities of his former colleagues, executor Ivanko only referred to the police investigation. “The police were interrogating, ask there,” Ivanko said, although he said in his criminal complaint that the money was withdrawn without his knowledge.
The executor did not answer the exact question of how much money was taken out of his office. “I don’t know yet,” he simply stated.
Office in the Russian House
One of the directors against whom Ivanko filed a criminal complaint was Filip Š. Sources who are familiar with the course of the investigation confirmed to Seznam Zpravám that this name appears in the report.
The executor Ivanko himself did not confirm this when asked directly by the editors. “I won’t comment on that, ask the police,” he said.
The editors tried to contact Filip Š., but in vain. Igor Ivanko stated that he did not have a mobile connection and that even the search in Prague’s Bubencha was unsuccessful.
In 2017, according to the HlídacíPes server, Filip Š.’s name was listed on one of the houses in this Prague district, which according to the real estate cadastre belongs to the Russian Federation. However, the Seznam Zpráv reporter could not find anyone in the villa now. On one of the bells it is still stated that the executor’s office had its office here.
The reporter did not even find Filip Š. at another Bubenec address of a house belonging to Russia – this is where the Hermitage association is based, where Filip Š. is the chairman of the committee according to the commercial register.
Since August of this year, according to the commercial register, Filip Š. has had a permanent residence at the office of Prague 6. However, nothing is known about him here, as well as another member of the Ermitáž association, whom the editors managed to contact.
“I haven’t seen him for a long time,” however, this man wrote to Seznam Zprávám when the editors also asked him to contact Filip Š.
We don’t give him anything anymore
In another direction of the investigation surrounding Ivanko’s office, the Prague police are also investigating Igor Ivanko himself.
She targeted him after the Department of Justice filed criminal charges against him for making long-delayed payments of money his office collects from debtors. For example, the largest domestic health insurance company VZP or the energy giant ČEZ are waiting for money from him.
“Since the end of 2017, we have not given new cases to executor Ivanka. It takes some time before the executor makes the payment, and this is also remembered in the legislation. We are monitoring the situation in detail and communicating with the executor,” said ČEZ spokesman Roman Gazdík.
Late payments from Ivanka’s office were also pointed out by the Executor’s Chamber, which inspected him. “The conclusion of the inspection reports is the finding of repeated late payment of the enforced performance to the entitled parties. For this reason, the chairman of the control commission filed two disciplinary actions against the bailiff,” said Jan Mlynarčík, president of the Chamber of Executors.
Igor Ivanko has not yet been charged with anything, but the work of the police is not over.
“The matter is being investigated,” Aleš Cimbala, a spokesman for the Prague City Prosecutor’s Office, confirmed to the editors. He added that the deadline for this phase of the criminal proceedings was extended until the end of this year.
Executor Ivanko dealt with Babiš’s case
Court executor Igor Ivanko started execution in the case of former prime minister and head of the ANO movement Andrej Babiš last October. It was announced because of Babiš’s dispute with Jana Filipová. After the final judgment of the court, Té Babiš sent a letter of apology within the specified period. However, he added his comment to the prescribed text of the apology, in which he makes it clear that he disagrees with the court’s decision and the ordered apology. The lawyers believed that such a procedure was not possible according to the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence. After Ivanka’s decision to start execution, Babiš was not allowed to dispose of the property. In addition, the former prime minister had to pay a fine of 30,000. The execution lasted several days, because then the former prime minister sent an apology again.