The police expanded the prosecution of the Czech Football Association and its former chairman, Miroslav Pelta, in the case of corruption sports subsidies. Today announced the Czech Television (CT).
Pelta says he does not do anything illegal. So far, Eagle and other individuals and organizations have been prosecuted for abuse of power by discussing the benefits of awarding a public contract or breaking the obligation to manage foreign assets in the event of alleged manipulation of subsidies.
"In this criminal case, prosecution has been extended to one natural person and one legal person for a bribe crime," said CT Lenka Bradáčová, Chief Prosecutor. Eagle has allegedly given consent to the former Deputy Minister of Education, Simone Kratochvílová, who, according to Czech television, was, among other things, a flat in the center of Prague. Kratochvílová is also criminally liable in this case. According to the police, Pelta discussed the distribution of subsidies.
"As I said at the beginning, I still say today that I have not done anything illegal," CT told CTK. According to his lawyer Oldřich Chudoba, this is a purposeful extension of statements, which should only support previous suspicion. "Undoubtedly, Mr Pelt will comment on these issues and refute suspicion," he said.
The case, according to Czech television data, spreads due to the extension of the fee. Initially, detectives wanted to close it in late October, but now they plan to hear Pelt a new payment. At the beginning of next year, prosecutors will decide to file a lawsuit.
The case concerns possible manipulations with the distribution of money from the Ministry of Education subsidy program for the activities of sports organizations. Police officers, who are accused by the former Foreign Minister Zdeněk Břís, Czech Sports Union, Miroslav Janss, Union Union and Secretary-General of the Union, Jan Boháč, in addition to the football association Pelty and Kratochvílová.