Police want to press charges of fraud against the head of the Energy Regulatory Office

The police want to charge the head of the Energy Regulatory Office, Alena Vitásková, and nine other people, with fraud in obtaining licenses for two solar power plants in north Bohemia in 2010 in view of upping the purchase price for solar power. The damage to the state is estimated at 1.9 billion crowns. Ms. Vitásková had previously accused her predecessors of having illegally upped the prices of electricity from solar power, producing an audit that the head of the Czech Photovoltaic Industry Association said was doctored and was intended to cover up her own illegal activities.