Former Central Bohemian governor Rath released from prison

The former governor of Central Bohemia David Rath was released from prison in Brno on Thursday after serving the remainder of his prison sentence for corruption.

The regional court in Prague sentenced the former health minister and governor of Central Bohemia to 7 years in jail for corruption in June of 2018. The sentence was later extended by one year.

Rath was arrested with seven million crowns on his person in 2012 and accused of taking bribes to rig public contracts. He has appealed the verdict several times to no avail.

Author: Ruth Fraňková