Anti-corruption police propose that five be charged in Open Card case

The anti-corruption police have proposed that five people be charged in connection with Prague’s Open Card system who are suspected of having violated the law on several counts, including that they signed disadvantageous contracts that resulted in damages of around 70 million crowns; police spokeswoman Pavla Kopecká issued the statement on the unit’s website. If the case against the five went to trial, and the suspects were found guilty, they could face up to eight years in prison. In related news, the head of the country’s anti-corruption police, Tomáš Martinec, revealed not long ago in an interview for financial daily Hospodářské noviny that important documents related to the case had been shredded at City Hall during the tenure of controversial former mayor Pavel Bém.

Author: Jan Velinger