Director of Metropolitan University again under suspicion
The anti-corruption police have once again charged the founder and director of the private Metropolitan University Prague, Anna Benešová, and two other people with fraud, in connection with a 2-million dollar contract from 2008. According to the police, Ms. Benešová provided misleading information to the board of directors of the university about equipment necessary for the school and approved an overpriced deal. One of the other people accused in the same case is the head of the board of directors, Petr Haluza. Mrs. Benešová received a suspended two-year sentence in 2011 for causing 6-million-crown damages to the school, by allowing a number of students to study for free; she was granted a presidential pardon last year by then president Václav Klaus.