Media report on exact circumstances of Rath’s arrest

The exact circumstances of the arrest of governor and MP David Rath have been the subject of media reports. According to the, the news site of the daily Lidové noviny, David Rath was carrying a shoebox with about 7 million Czech crowns on his person when he was arrested. Citing trustworthy sources, the news site Česká wrote that Mr Rath was caught while accepting a 5-million-crown bribe. Later on Tuesday, police confirmed that Mr Rath was arrested with seven million crowns on his person. Should he be found guilty of accepting a bribe, Mr Rath could face up to 12 years in prison.

Author: Sarah Borufka