MF Dnes: Police launch investigation into sale of MUS coal-mining company

Anti-corruption police have begun a bribery investigation into the 1999 sale of the MUS coal-mining company, according to the daily Mlada fronta Dnes. The state prosecutor's office in Switzerland has been investigating related transactions for several years and is preparing an indictment. According to Mlada fronta, the police are investigating former deputy commerce minister Robert Sykora, as well as others close to former Social Democrat prime minister Stanislav Gross.