Ex-PM Nečas’s wife sentenced over abuse of power

Ex-PM Nečas’s wife sentenced over abuse of power The former head of office of ex-prime minister Petr Nečas, Jana Nečasová (formerly Nagyová) was found guilty of abusing her public position by ordering the army’s intelligence service to spy on Mr. Nečas’ then-wife Radka.

A High Court in Prague gave Nečasová, whom she allegedly ordered to spy on the then prime minister’s wife, a two-year jail sentence suspended for three years. Another three former military intelligence officers also received suspended sentences. The verdict is still not legally binding and may be appealed.

A Prague district court previously cleared Nečasová of the charges, accepting the ex-prime minister’s assertion that the intelligence services had merely protected his wife from being followed.

Jana Nečasová was romantically linked to the prime minister and later became his wife. The case exploded in June 2013, bringing down the centre-right government of Petr Nečas.

Author: Ruth Fraňková