Purge in Czech Republic continues as further politicians face criminal charges
The former Labor Minister Vladimir S. and his colleague from the IT sector Milan H. are facing criminal charges in what seems to be a continuing purge on corruption within the Czech Republic’s governmental structures, the media reported, July 29.
“Czech former deputy labor minister Vladimir S. and former director of the ministerial IT department Milan H. will face bribery and abuse of power charges under an indictment lodged by the Prague state attorney’s office,” Czech news service Ceske noviny reported.
The case was launched in October 2012, however, the attorneys office finally made its indictment July-end 2013. The ensuing scandal forced Labor Minister Jaromir Drabek to resign.
This is the latest case involving corruption and bribery amongst high ranking politicians in a string of high profile indictments. The country held its breath as Prime Minister Petr Necas stepped down in mid-June after his close aid and alleged lover Jana N. was arrested for illegally hiring the military intelligence service to spy on the Prime Minister’s wife.