TV Nova: Public Affairs party had a hidden account
The Public Affairs party allegedly had a secret bank account from which it paid out over 41 million crowns, according to a report aired on commercial TV Nova. Journalists were given documents by an unidentified source that showed payments made by the party in 2010 and 2011. Several people, including a member of the party, confirmed the document’s validity. A number of current and former party members further admitted to receiving some payments in cash in those years. Party chairman Radek John has denied any knowledge of a hidden account and the party’s de-facto leader Vít Bárta said the report was an attempt to tarnish his reputation.