Press: Move by Benešová could help businessman in asset-stripping case
The outgoing minister of justice, Marie Benešová, has taken a step that could help influential businessman Pavel Tykač avoid prosecution in connection with an alleged case of large-scale asset stripping, the daily Právo reported on Wednesday. Minister Benešová sent a complaint to the Supreme Court in December saying that a lower court had reopened the prosecution of Mr. Tykač without familiarising itself with expert opinions casting doubt on witnesses who gave evidence against him. If the court upholds her complaint, the case against the businessman will be closed for good. He is accused of “tunneling” CZK 1.23 billion from CS Fondy in the 1990s.