Anti-corruption police to question witnesses in Opencard case

Anti-corruption police have finished questioning Prague councillors in connection with what independent auditors have described as vastly overpriced contracts for OpenCard public transport cards. The case will now proceed with the questioning of witnesses which is expected to last until mid-September. The police suspect ten present and former councillors from TOP 09 and the Civic Democratic Party of abuse of office and violating public procurement rules. Charges could be levelled within a matter of weeks. Prague mayor Tomáš Hudeček has already stated that should charges be brought against him he would resign immediately. Half of the city council might have to do likewise.