Suspect in corruption case dies

Petr Adam, one of the men charged in the case connected to the alleged organised ring around former Prague City Hall Councillor Petr Hlubuček and businessman Michal Redl, which is accused of corruption in the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP), was found dead on Monday. According to news site iDnes.cz, he committed suicide. An autopsy is set to definitively determine the cause of death.

The 60-year-old sales representative of the company Komo-Com was accused of having promised a bribe of CZK 300,000 to Michal Zdeněk, who was a member of the DPP supervisory board. This was raised to CZK 500,000 in September and was supposed to be handed over in monthly payments of CZK 100,000, Noviky.cz reports.

The bribes were supposed to prevent Mr Zdeněk from preventing the realisation of a complex security system project for which Petr Adam hoped to supply camera and radio systems into the Prague metro.

Author: Tom McEnchroe