Courts dealt far more with small corruption cases between 2007 and 2009

Czech courts dealt far more with small corruption cases between 2007 and 2009, according to corruption watchdog Transparency International. According to analysis made by the organisation that maps 233 court verdicts, courts generally abided by established practice – if their verdicts sharply diverted from established practice, it was generally in connection with more serious cases of corruption. Transparency International says that courts imposed excessively soft punishments during the period surveyed. The most frequent corruption cases handled by courts were those of road police who released offending drivers in exchange for bribes.