Daňhel cleared of harassment charges
A former air force pilot and a key witness in the CASA planes scandal, Karel Daňhel, was acquitted of sexual harassment charges by the district court in Prague 9 on Tuesday. The alleged harassment victim told police already in March that she had invented her testimony. As an expert in military technology at the general staff of the armed forces Daňhel had prepared evaluation reports for the purchase of Spanish-made CASA airplanes. He reportedly told police that the then defense deputy Martin Barták exerted pressure on the government to purchase the overpriced aircrafts.