Justice Minister proposed salary cut for ex-Chief Prosecutor as disciplinary action

Minister of Justice Marie Benešová called for the salary of former Chief Prosecutor Pavel Zeman to be cut 15 percent for six months as part of a disciplinary action over his conduct in a high-profile restitution case, news server Česká justice reports.

Benešová had determined that Zeman had a conflict of interest in the case, as he allegedly interceded on behalf of one party regarding land returned several years ago to a descendant of a Czech noble family.

Zeman announced in mid-May that he would step down at the end of June because he was spending too much time and energy what he characterised as unjustified attacks from Benešová.

Author: Brian Kenety