Case against Kocourek shelved but decision not final

The police will not renew charges against former industry and trade minister Martin Kocourek, or his mother, who had been suspected of having tried to keep the politician’s wife in the dark about 16 million crowns in his keeping during their divorce. The decision to shelve the case is not final yet; the case will still be reviewed by the state attorney, police spokesman Zdeněk Chalupa said. Investigators from the anti-corruption unit were originally interested in learning more about the funds to uncover whether they stemmed from illegal activity.

Author: Jan Velinger