Police suspect millions seized in city centre belong to lobbyist

Police suspect that around 120 million crowns and kilos of gold seized at a Prague bank last week, part of a broad anti-graft operation, belong to controversial lobbyist Roman Janoušek, according to news site idnes. A police source told the daily that officials suspected the funds had come from illegal activity. Other funds, the lobbyist’s lawyer confirmed, had been seized at his home. Roman Janoušek is one of two businessmen being mentioned in connection to the spying and corruption scandal that ousted Prime Minister Petr Nečas. The investigation is wide-reaching with at least three separate threads that are believed to share a connection through the prime minister’s former chief of staff, herself facing criminal charges.

Author: Jan Velinger