Long-lasting "judicial mafia" dispute settled

A long-lasting court dispute involving former supreme state prosecutor Marie Benešová and her successor and other officials she branded “judicial mafia” has ended in conciliation, the Czech News Agency reported on Monday. Ms Benešová, now a Social Democrat member of Parliament, was originally ordered to apologise as well as pay compensation. Benešová will not retract the apology but will be returned the original sum of 370,000 crowns. Ms Benešová said the parties involved had agreed to end the dispute as the case would have continued with no end in sight.

Author: Jan Velinger