Criminal investigators propose filing new charges in Stork’s Nest case

Criminal investigators, who have been gathering fresh evidence pertaining to the Stork’s Nest fraud case connected to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, have turned over the file to the State Attorney’s Office and proposed filing new charges, Denik N reported on Monday. Mr. Babiš and his former employee at the Stork’s Nest conference centre, Jana Mayerová, are suspected of wrongfully acquiring 50 million crowns in EU subsidies for the centre. The prosecution against them was halted in 2019 for lack of evidence, but subsequently restarted upon review by the former supreme state attorney Pavel Zeman. It will now be up to Jaroslav Šaroch, the public prosecutor in charge of the investigation, to decide whether to file new charges in the case.