Ústí nad Labem prosecutors transfer Rath case to region of Central Bohemia

Prosecutors from Ústí nad Labem transferred the case against former governor David Rath – remanded in custody over suspected corruption – to the region of Central Bohemia on Friday. It is there, in the town of Rudná, that Mr Rath is suspected of having accepted a bribe related to a corrupt tender and the planned renovation of Buštěhrad castle. News website tyden.cz reports that supervision of the case has been taken over by Petr Jirát, an expert in economic corruption at the state prosecutor’s office in central Bohemia. The Social Democrat MP and former governor David Rath was arrested in mid-May with seven million crowns on his person; eight others were also charged in the case. Police wiretaps, a small part of which were published by the press on Friday, showed Mr Rath and a colleague expressing glee over illicit funds.

Author: Jan Velinger