Two people charged with stud farm corruption placed in police custody

Two of the people charged with embezzling EU funds in the reconstruction of a state stud farm have been placed in police custody, a court in Pardubice said on Sunday. Another five people charged in the same case might be taken in custody later on Sunday, a spokesman for the court said. The police charged eight people with corruption over the reconstruction of the National Stud Farm in Kladruby, a subsidiary of the Czech Agriculture Ministry. The charges include harming the financial interests of the EU as the reconstruction was partially financed by EU funds.

Author: Jan Richter