Civic Democrat MP resigns over murky blackmail affair

The Civic Democrat MP at the centre of a murky blackmail affair has resigned. Jan Morava, who is 29, announced his resignation on Monday, a day after a report on TV Nova showed that he had been collecting compromising material on fellow MPs in order to blackmail them. His meetings with Nova journalists, who were disguised as private detectives, were recorded by hidden camera. The report also confirmed that Vlastimil Tlustý, a Civic Democrat MP at odds with the party leadership, co-operated with reporters in their investigation. Mr Tlustý posed in compromising photos with a young woman as a trap to see which fellow party members would buy the photos.

Author: Ruth Fraňková