Close associate’s office searched
On Tuesday night, police also searched the office of Mr Rath’s close associate Kateřina Pancová. She is the head of Kladno Hospital in Central Bohemia and one of seven people charged along with the governor in the corruption case. The charged are suspected of having accepted bribes, having manipulated public tenders and having harmed EU interests. Some hospital staff members have expressed concerns over the developments, worrying about personnel changes. But the hospital’s deputy business and economic manager Jaroslav Pokorný told the ČTK news agency the case would have no impact on the day-to-day operation of the facility.