Ex-wife withdraws lawsuit against former industry and trade minister

The ex-wife of former trade and industry minister Martin Kocourek has withdrawn a lawsuit against her ex-husband in which she had been seeking eight million crowns he allegedly concealed during their divorce. The amount was half of funds Mr Kocourek hushed up so they would not fall within their divorce settlement. Olga Kocourková’s lawyer said her client had decided to settle personal matters outside of the courtroom. The development will likely impact an additional charge against Martin Kocourek and his mother in May of damaging a creditor, carrying a possible sentence of up to eight years in prison. The daily Právo reported recently that the police had recommended the case be dropped.

Author: Jan Velinger