State attorney on Rath case says he appealed verdict

The state attorney in the trail against the former governor of Central Bohemia David Rath has revealed that he appealed the verdict according to which Rath was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for corruption. State attorney Petr Jirát says he wants tougher punishment for the former governor. A regional court in Central Bohemia found Rath guilty of accepting bribes and manipulating public tenders linked to funding from the European Union. Rath, who pleaded not guilty, appealed the verdict on the spot.