Ex-PM Nečas gets suspended sentence and fine for perjury

Former Czech prime minister Petr Nečas has received a suspended sentence and a fine of CZK 100,000 for providing false testimony in court to the benefit of his wife Jana. The verdict may be appealed.

Mr. Nečas denies any wrongdoing in the case, which centres on misuse of the military intelligence service. He says that he asked his then chief of staff – his now wife – to engage intelligence agency out of fears for his safety.

However, an earlier court ruled that she had acted independently and wanted to use information obtained for personal gain.

Author: Ian Willoughby