Murdered Slovak Reporter Sought to Expose Italian Organized Crime

The reporter discovered that Ms. Troskova had previously been a business partner of Mr. Vadala’s, according to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Mr. Kuciak’s published article did not suggest that she had any knowledge of or involvement with the ’Ndrangheta.

Ms. Troskova and Mr. Jasan, who headed the government’s crisis management office, resigned from their positions on Wednesday. They said in a statement that they were “shaken” by the killings, “just like the rest of the Slovak public.”

“Connecting our names to this atrocious act by some politicians or media is absolutely unacceptable,” they added. “We categorically refuse any connection to this tragedy. But since our names are used in a political fight against the prime minister Robert Fico, we decided to leave our posts at the government office until the end of this investigation.”

The culture minister, Marek Madaric, a member

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