Mayor resigns over corruption

Jan Kasič, a mayor for the Social Democrats, who is charged with corruption, has curtailed his party membership and resigned from all his posts. The mayor of Pardubice 3 was secretly filmed as he offered journalists for commercial TV Prima a bribe to prevent them running an investigative report about his past in the communist secret police. The journalists said Mr. Kasič had tried to threaten them and when all else failed had offered them money.