Kovanda charged with hiring a private firm in Nagyová’s spying case
The police have expanded the charges against the former head of Czech Military Intelligence, Milan Kovanda, in connection with the spying scandal, which brought down the Nečas government. Mr. Kovanda has already been accused of misusing government resources to spy on the then wife of former prime minister Petr Nečas, on the orders of the premier’s chief of staff who was romantically linked with the head of government. The police have now accused Mr. Kovanda of paying a private company to carry out the assignment. Mr. Kovanda came in for another round of questioning with the police on Tuesday morning. Another two former employees of the military intelligence service have also been charged in connection to the case.