Interior Minister says investigation into alleged bribe of MP will 'intensify'

Interior Minister Frantisek Bublan has said that, contrary to reports in the Czech press, the investigation into whether or not Freedom Union MP Zdenek Koristka was offered a bribe to vote against the government in a confidence will continue and even "intensify." Some Czech media reported on Tuesday that the police investigation would likely be dropped due to a lack of evidence. Mr Koristka alleges that an adviser to Civic Democrat chairman Miroslav Topolanek offered him a bribe of 10 million crowns, the equivalent of about 300,000 euros, to vote against the government coalition of which he is a member.

Author: Brian Kenety