Rath to go on trial in August

The date for the trial of former Central Bohemian governor David Rath has been set for 7 August. Seventy-eight witnesses will be called to testify, and the Regional Court in Prague is expecting the corruption trial to continue until late October. Mr. Rath has been in police custody since last May, when he was arrested with seven million crowns – an alleged bribe. He and ten of his associates were charged with offering and accepting bribes as well as other acts of corruption.

Author: Masha Volynsky