Presidential amnesty to end prosecution of 13 major cases

In related news, the amnesty declared by President Václav Klaus will end the prosecution in 13 major cases of alleged economic crime, Chief Prague Prosecutor Lenka Bradáčová told the news website on Wednesday. These include the cases of corrupt judge Jiří Berka, former managers of Komerční banka, the Trend privatization fund, the case of the overpriced reconstruction of the Czech House in Moscow, as well as the case of alleged multi-billion fuel tax evasion by two Czech companies. The prosecution in all of them began earlier than eight years ago but no charges have yet been raised, which means they are covered by the amnesty.

Author: Jan Richter