Corruption trial continues

The trial of former regional governor David Rath and ten others accused of corruption continued on Thursday with testimony from state witness Ivana Salačová, who maintained that two key defendants, Kateřina Pancová and her partner Petr Kott, asked for a bribe of 20 to 24 million crowns in connection with the reconstruction of Buštěhrad Chateau (costing 200 million). Originally, Mr Rath was to have completed his testimony on Thursday, but asked for a postponement after two hours due to fatigue. The day before he had spoken for four. The court postponed the continuation of his testimony until Friday.

Author: Jan Velinger