Audit suggests scandalous misconduct in running of national park

An audit conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers has uncovered serious flaws in the running of Šumava National Park from 2009 to January of this year, the news site idnes reports. According to idnes, there are revelations in the audit of possible criminal misconduct: wasteful spending, the holding of non-transparent tenders, and the unclear sales of hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of lumber where pricing decisions depended on a single individual. The audit also suggested that under former park head Frantíšek Krejčík some commissions may have purposely been spread over several months to avoid having to legally call public tenders – something heavily criticised by local mayor Antonín Schubert, who was shown the material this week. South Bohemia’s governor, Jiří Zimola, has said that the results of the audit should be given immediately to the police, so as to assess the seriousness of the findings under the law.

Author: Jan Velinger