published: 11.12.2013, 15:20 | updated: 11.12.2013 15:38:46
Prague - Former Czech high state attorney Libor Grygarek is facing abuse of public office charges as he did not order the regular investigation into a money laundering case, the weekly Respekt.cz writes today.
The High State Attorney's Office (VSZ) in Olomouc, north Moravia, said there was a justified suspicion that the defendant had done so deliberately on account of his personal and friendly relationship with a man who had figured in the case and whose financial means had been seized abroad.
The VSZ said the criminal prosecution was connected with the case of Jana Necasova, the closest aide to former Prime Minister Petr Necas whom she married last year.
Necasova is accused of abuse of power for having ordered the military intelligence service to spy on Necas's wife.
The file on Nagyova's case reveals that detectives suspect businessmen Roman Janousek and Ivo Rittig, Prague local politician Tomas Hrdlicka (Civic Democratic Party, ODS) and former Prague City Hall senior official Jiri Toman of of money laundering and preferential treatment in public procurement.
In this connection, the file mentions Grygarek and the suspicion that in the post of deputy of former high state attorney Vlastimil Rampula he abused his power.
Head of the Olomouc state attorney's office Ivo Istvan has declined to confirm that Grygarek is the prosecuted official.
While Grygarek executed the office, current Justice Minister Marie Benesova said he was a part of the judiciary mafia. She was sued over the statement and she later had to apologise for it.
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