Police: dubious IT orders cost state CZK 350 million

Police say suspicious orders for IT equipment placed by the state-owned forestry company Lesy České republiky caused the state CZK 350 million in damages. Anti-corruption police on Monday carried out searches related to the case in three places in Prague and Hradec Králové, but no charges have yet been made, a spokesperson said. Lesy České republiky administers 1.3 million hectares of land and owns about half the forests in the country.

Author: Ian Willoughby