Supreme State Attorney’s Office to get new head of criminal department

The new Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman has dismissed the head of the office’s criminal department Stanislav Potoček. Potocek is seen as one of the key figures who helped stop criminal proceedings against former deputy prime minister Jiří Čunek on suspicion of corruption. He twice used his prerogative to transfer the Čunek case from one state attorney to another, who promptly halted the prosecution. Potoček’s post is to be filled by Roman Hájek, one of his strongest critics over the Čunek affair.