Deník N: French investigators seek Czech help in Babiš case

The French authorities have asked their Czech counterparts for help in an investigation into Andrej Babiš, Deník N reported on Thursday. The ANO chief and former prime minister is suspected of money laundering and tax evasion during the purchase of real estate in France, the news outlet said.

A French financial crime investigator told Deník N that his country had requested that the Czech judicial authorities carry out investigative measures falling within their jurisdiction.

The 2021 Pandora Papers leak suggested that Mr. Babiš had financed the purchase of a French mansion via secret loans through three overseas firms.

Author: Ian Willoughby