Cheb mayor questioned by police over EU regional funds

Police on Monday raided the offices and flat of Cheb mayor Petr Navrátil. Searches were connected with the use of EU funds for regional projects. Navrátil said that police were interested in dossiers dating back three-and-a-half years, before he became the chairman of the regional organ responsible for evaluating and approving funded projects. The director of the body approving projects then, Petr Kušnierz, has already been sentence to five years in prison for abuse of his position and accepting bribes.

Author: Chris Johnstone