Police charge Tatra CEO with corruption

The Czech police have charged Ronald Adams, the CEO of the Czech automobile company Tatra, with corruption. The 62-year-old US citizen allegedly offered a bribe in 2009 to then defense minister Martin Barták to secure a 2.7 billion crown deal from the Czech military. The case against Mr Adams is based on testimonies by Martin Barták and arms dealer Michal Smrž who themselves face corruption and bribery charges in the same case. A court in Brno is set to rule on Tuesday whether Mr. Adams will be taken into custody.

Author: Masha Volynsky