Jana Nečasová cleared of abuse-of-office charges

A Prague district court has once again cleared the former head of office of ex-prime minister Petr Nečas, Jana Nagyová (now Nečasová) of abusing her public position by ordering the army’s intelligence service to spy on Mr. Nečas’ then-wife Radka. The court dealt with the case again following an appeal by the state attorney. As in the previous ruling, the judge accepted the ex-prime minister’s assertion that the intelligence services had merely protected his wife from being followed. The verdict is still not legally binding and may be appealed. Jana Nečasová, formerly Nagyová, was romantically linked to the prime minister and later became his wife. The case exploded in June 2013, bringing down the centre-right government of Petr Nečas.