Former government office head refuses to testify in corruption scandal
The former head of the Office of the Government Lubomír Poul has refused to testify in the case of the former chief-of-staff Jana Nagyová, who is charged with abuse of office and corruption in a scandal that brought down the former centre-right government. Nagyová´s defence counsel Eduard Bruna said Lubomír Poul was badly shaken by the scandal involving his former colleague and had used his right not to give testimony. The former head of the Office of the Government was detained along with seven other people during a June raid. Unlike the others he was not charged.