Category: Corruption

Denik N makes full English-language European Commission “conflict of interest” report into Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Agrofert subsidies available online (Scribd) [Social Media Post] 0

Denik N makes full English-language European Commission “conflict of interest” report into Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Agrofert subsidies available online (Scribd) [Social Media Post]

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Sources tell Respekt magazine that final version of European Commission audit has found conflict of interest between Andrej Babis’s role as prime minister and as former owner of the Agrofert conglomerate; Agrofert may be forced to return millions of euros in EU subsidies (Respekt) [Social Media Post] 0

Sources tell Respekt magazine that final version of European Commission audit has found conflict of interest between Andrej Babis’s role as prime minister and as former owner of the Agrofert conglomerate; Agrofert may be forced to return millions of euros in EU subsidies (Respekt) [Social Media Post]

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Disgraced lobbyist Marek Dalik served substantial part of prison sentence for corruption working in luxurious Znojmo, South Moravia pension; pension-owner had contract to employ prisoners; Dalik, a former aide to ex-Prime Minister Topolanek, was given a five-year sentence in 2016 for asking for bribes but was conditionally released on Monday (Aktualne) [Social Media Post] 0

Disgraced lobbyist Marek Dalik served substantial part of prison sentence for corruption working in luxurious Znojmo, South Moravia pension; pension-owner had contract to employ prisoners; Dalik, a former aide to ex-Prime Minister Topolanek, was given a five-year sentence in 2016 for asking for bribes but was conditionally released on Monday (Aktualne) [Social Media Post]

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Opposition politicians accuse Prague city government of corruption after Obecni dum picks Vinohradsky pivovar to run Stromovka’s Slechtova restaurant; Praha sobe councillor Hana Trestikova is Obecni dum supervisory board chair; Vinohradsky pivovar’s Matej Turek was previously Praha sobe candidate (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited* 0

Opposition politicians accuse Prague city government of corruption after Obecni dum picks Vinohradsky pivovar to run Stromovka’s Slechtova restaurant; Praha sobe councillor Hana Trestikova is Obecni dum supervisory board chair; Vinohradsky pivovar’s Matej Turek was previously Praha sobe candidate (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] *edited*

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Prague “godfather” Roman Janousek spotted riding bike, visiting Zlute lazne leisure complex and going to gallery unaccompanied, three years after having prison sentence postponed for medical reasons; controversial businessman/lobbyist was jailed in 2014 for drink-driving hit-and-run (Ceska televize) [Social Media Post] 1

Prague “godfather” Roman Janousek spotted riding bike, visiting Zlute lazne leisure complex and going to gallery unaccompanied, three years after having prison sentence postponed for medical reasons; controversial businessman/lobbyist was jailed in 2014 for drink-driving hit-and-run (Ceska televize) [Social Media Post]

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Czech Ambassador to Iran Svatopluk Cumba recalled following investigation into Schengen visa fraud; Cumba allegedly collaborated with former Foreign Minister Jan Kavan on scheme that granted around 400 suspect visas to Iranian citizens (Radio Farda, USA) [Social Media Post] 0

Czech Ambassador to Iran Svatopluk Cumba recalled following investigation into Schengen visa fraud; Cumba allegedly collaborated with former Foreign Minister Jan Kavan on scheme that granted around 400 suspect visas to Iranian citizens (Radio Farda, USA) [Social Media Post]

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Supreme Audit Office (NKU) president Miroslav Kala and members of parliament’s budgetary control committee visit Peru at Czech taxpayer’s expense: business-class flights, luxury hotels, visits to Cuzco and Machu Picchu, and just 2 official meetings in 7 days (iROZHLAS) [corrected] 0

Supreme Audit Office (NKU) president Miroslav Kala and members of parliament’s budgetary control committee visit Peru at Czech taxpayer’s expense: business-class flights, luxury hotels, visits to Cuzco and Machu Picchu, and just 2 official meetings in 7 days (iROZHLAS) [corrected]

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Cops’ NCOZ organized-crime unit carries out multiple raids; targets include ANO politician Jaroslav Faltynek, motorway toll-collection firm Kapsch, and UOHS anti-monopoly office (iROZHLAS) [Social Media Post] 0

Cops’ NCOZ organized-crime unit carries out multiple raids; targets include ANO politician Jaroslav Faltynek, motorway toll-collection firm Kapsch, and UOHS anti-monopoly office (iROZHLAS) [Social Media Post]

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Tomio Okamura: the most dangerous man in the Czech Republic? 2

Tomio Okamura: the most dangerous man in the Czech Republic?

Is Tomio Okamura the acceptable face of racism in the Czech Republic?

Drunk-Driving “Mafioso” Lobbyist Roman Janoušek Injures Woman, Flees Crash Scene 0

Drunk-Driving “Mafioso” Lobbyist Roman Janoušek Injures Woman, Flees Crash Scene

Roman Janoušek’s campaign to become the Czech Republic’s most-hated man is off to a flying start. Two days after telephone transcripts emerged apparently showing then Prague Mayor Pavel Bém asking the lobbyist for his...