published: 23.10.2013, 11:30 | updated: 23.10.2013 11:57:13
Prague - A Prague court acquitted today former intelligence director Karel Randak and Lenka Pikorova, former employee of the Government Office, in connection with the release of bonuses paid to Jana Nagyova when she headed the office ex-PM Petr Necas whom she married in September.
The verdict is not yet valid.
Randak and Pikorova were charged with unauthorised handling personal data that allegedly strongly worsened Nagyova´s reputation.
The court decided today that the act is not a criminal offence.
According to the indictment, Pikorova, who was Nagyova´s assistant and who was taking over her pay slips, allegedly gave two of them to Randak, member of the anti-corruption endowment board, to release them in media in 2011.
Randak allegedly handed the documents to the Internet daily Insider that made them public in January 2012.
The charged persons allegedly seriously interfered in Nagyova´s privacy and personal life. Randak dismisses any wrongdoing.
The previous Government Office did not want to release the salaries of its employees in spite of repeated requests by media that alerted to Nagyova´s unusually high bonuses.
It was also speculated that Nagyova and Necas, then married, were lovers. Necas denied the relationship, but he divorced after his government fell in June and married Nagyova.
Necas (Civic Democrats, ODS) apologised for not coming to court today, saying he is on a sickness leave.
According to the information released by the current leadership of the Government Office, Nagyova probably earned some 998,000 crowns annually in the past two years. Besides she received high bonuses that amounted to 1.22 million crowns in 2011 alone.
Nagyova has been accused in the case of alleged bribery and abuse of the Military Intelligence for illegal shadowing Necas´s then wife Radka and two Government Office employees.
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