Police charge former Prague transport authority head over charges of overpriced contract

The police have charged a former director of the Prague transport authority, Martin Dvořák, with corruption. The charge relates to the awarding of a contract to the company Cross Point, which allegedly earned four times more from selling tickets at metro stations than the firm which previously provided that service. The transport authority abrogated its contract with Cross Point last year. For his part, Mr. Dvořák rejects any accusation of wrongdoing; he says he is himself preparing to file a complaint against the charges.

Author: Ian Willoughby