Legal expertise says region did not suffer damages

According to legal expertise commissioned at the last minute by the region of Central Bohemia, the region did not suffer damages in connection with alleged corruption by former Social Democrat governor David Rath, whose trial begins next week. The news was reported by public broadcaster Czech TV. Just half a year ago, officials had maintained the region had been negatively impacted. The state prosecutor maintains there is enough evidence of Mr Rath’s criminal activities as is. The former governor (also a former health minister) was arrested in May of 2012 with 7 million crowns – a suspected bribe – on his person. He has been in custody since. His trial begins on August 7.

Author: Jan Velinger