Appeals court upholds imprisonment of former MP Petr Kott

An appeals court has upheld the imprisonment of former MP Petr Kott, who is being charged with bribery along with former governor of Central Bohemia David Rath. The court concurred with the decision of a lower court to deny bail on the grounds that Mr Kott could commit further criminal acts or flee the country. In addition to Kott and Dr. Rath, the director of the Kladno hospital Kateřina Pancová has also been denied bail. Eight people were arrested in May after David Rath was caught receiving seven million crowns in cash from Kott and Pancová, which police believe was a bribe for manipulating public tenders.