High state attorney repeats charge some in anti-corruption unit tried to discredit her

Prague High State attorney Lenka Bradáčová on Monday repeated a charge that some members of the anti-corruption police tried to gather compromising material against her as well as to fabricate a case against her husband to try and discredit her personally. Speaking to journalists, the high state attorney said there had been differences between herself and the anti-corruption unit for some time, saying that criminal police had – for example – conducted a number of investigations without any oversight by the state attorney’s office. Tomáš Martinec, the outgoing head of the unit, has strongly denied the accusations anyone had plotted against Ms Bradáčová; he is, however, stepping down at the end of April over the dispute.

Author: Jan Velinger