Police investigate ex-wife’s claim Paroubek had illegal earnings

The police have begun investigating claims by the ex-wife of former prime minister Jiří Paroubek that he illegally acquired millions of crowns while he was the leader of the Social Democrats, iRozhlas.cz reported, citing a state attorney.

Petra Paroubková made the allegations in an interview last week. The pair are currently divorcing.

Mr. Paroubek says his ex-partner is attempting to scupper his chances in Senate elections in October, when he will be standing as an independent.

Author: Ian Willoughby