MfD: Police monitor Bém’s home over expected robbery of ill-gotten millions

The police monitored the home of former Prague mayor Pavel Bém for nearly a fortnight earlier this year due to suspicions that CZK 100 million arising from alleged criminal activities was going to be stolen from the building, Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Monday. The surveillance operation was ordered by the police’s organised crime unit after it received information that the cash, which was stored in sports bags in the basement of Mr. Bém’s villa, was going to be stolen in mid April, the newspaper said. The theft – which in the end never took place – was allegedly planned by two police officers, who thought that it would not be reported as the money had been acquired illegally.