Prague councilman Březina acquitted

The Prague 9 district court acquitted the Social Democratic Prague councilman Karel Březina, who was accused of withholding information about his place on the board of companies which were in bankruptcy proceedings while joining the supervisory board of Prague’s Public Transit Company, which constitutes fraud under Czech law. The district court ruled, though, that Mr Březina did not intentionally commit a crime. The prosecution immediately appealed the verdict.

Mr Březina was deputy to the mayor until 2011, when the coalition city government of the Civic Democrats and TOP 09 was formed. In the same year he was acquitted on fraud charges for the first time.

Author: Masha Volynsky