‘Politicians given a manual on the distribution of cushy jobs’

Published on 17 July 2013 at 11:20


The Supreme Court has decided to immediately release Petr Tluchoř, Ivan Fuksa and Marek Šnajdr, three former conservative ODS party MPs, who had been held in custody following an anti-corruption raid on June 13.

According to the state prosecutor the three men obtained jobs in public companies in exchange for their resignation from parliament, following their threat to vote against the Petr Nečas government. However, the Supreme Court decided that they could not be prosecuted for activities that took place in parliament.

“With this decision”, points out Hospodářské noviny

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… the Supreme Court has given politicians a manual for managing affairs behind the scenes without the risk of prosecution. The key is to negotiate while in parliament where they are protected by their immunity.


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