High State Attorney says old cases might be re-opened

Olomouc High State Attorney Ivo Ištvan has said the police might re-open corruption cases which had been shelved in the past. Speaking in a televised debate, Mr. Ištvan said that all of the evidence collected within the ongoing anti-graft operation would be followed up. Among the persons targeted are two prominent lobbyists who have so far not been charged. Both are out of the country, but the police raided their Prague offices, confiscating sensitive documents and vast amounts of money in cash. In the past Swiss police froze one of the lobbyist’s accounts on suspicion of extensive money laundering. They asked Czech state attorneys for help but the Czech side shelved the case due to lack of evidence.