Former environment minister admits to abusing MP’s expenses

Former Christian Democrat environment minister Libor Ambrozek admitted on Thursday he had been abusing expenses he received as a Member of Parliament, and used them to build his new family home, according to press reports. Mr Ambrozek, who served as the environment minister between 2002 and 2006 and as a member of the lower house of Parliament between 1996 and 2010, spent 10 million crowns, or around 510,000 US dollars, on his new family house; the daily Hospodářské noviny calculated he must have saved 3.2 million crowns from his salary since 2005 which was impossible without him using MP’s expenses to pay for his new home.

Author: Jan Richter