published: 24.09.2013, 10:46 | updated: 24.09.2013 10:48:07
Prague - Jana Necasova, former head of office of Prime Minister Petr Necas (Civic Democrats, ODS) implicated in a bribery and spying scandal, today refused to give testimony to the Squad for Uncovering Organised Crime (UOOZ), her defence counsel Eduard Bruna has told journalists.
She did not provide the testimony because she did not feel well and needed to examine the information from her prosecution, Bruna said.
Jana Necasova, b. Nagyova, married Necas on Saturday.
The police are investigating Nagyova over two criminal cases.
She has been accused of ordering military intelligence (VZ) agents to spy on Necas's former wife Radka Necasova and of helping bribe three ODS rebel deputies into giving up their parliamentary mandates by giving them lucrative posts in state-owned companies thanks to which the government-proposed tax package could be passed last year.
Nagyova and the three deputies were detained in a spectacular police raid in mid-June.
The scandal forced Necas, prime minister of a centre-right coalition government, to resign shortly after this.
Nagyova was released from custody on July 19.
In early August, Necas divorced and openly said he had a romance with her.
"She does not want to make any inaccuracies relating to her original testimonies," Bruna said, adding that Necasova had decided not to testify in her own right.
Bruna said she had already testified to the police twice.
"In fact, she collaborates well as, taken together, her testimonies lasted about 7.5 hours," he added.
Bruna said Necasova was very likely to be questioned again, but the date was not yet set.
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