Lobbyist Ivo Rittig faces charges in tunnelling case

Charges against notorious Czech lobbyist and wheeler dealer Ivo Rittig have been lodged by the state attorney’s office, the Czech News Agency reported Monday. As well as Rittig, nine others face charges in the case focused on the company Oleo Chemical. The charges are alleged to have been paid around 20 million crowns by the company for fictitious services. The defendants say acted as consultants. Rittig, a former boxing promotor, is famous as a behind the scenes fixer and wheeler-dealer particularly concerning dubious deals involving Prague City Hall.

Author: Chris Johnstone