Press: investigation into possible corruption in Ministry of Defense tender to start soon

A team of Czech and Austrian police officers will investigate possible corruption linked to the purchase of armored cars from an Austrian firm by the Czech Ministry of Defense, the daily Mladá fronta dnes reported. The Czech supreme state attorney, Renata Vesecká, confirmed that a joint investigation would be discussed between members of the two country’s police forces on Thursday.

In February, Mladá fronta dnes published transcriptions of video recordings featuring two former executives from the company Steyr who said they had set aside two to three percent of the contract as kickbacks for the two strongest Czech political parties. The purchase of 107 Pandur armored personnel carriers was one of the biggest acquisitions in the history of the Czech army.

Author: Sarah Borufka