Senior aide to Czech prime minister arrested and charged
MOSCOW, June 14 (RAPSI) - Czech prosecutors have charged seven officials who were detained on Wednesday and Thursday, including the prime minister's senior aide and two military intelligence officers, with corruption and abuse of office, Reuters reported, citing Chief State Prosecutor Ivo Istvan.
The police detained the chief of the prime minister's staff Jana Nagyova and several politicians with close ties to the ruling Civil Democratic Party on the night of June 12-13.
Nagyova is suspected of ordering military intelligence officials to follow the prime minister's wife, Jana Radka Necasova. Petr Necas announced earlier this week they are divorcing. He said he has no intention of resigning following the large-scale police operation.
The media wrote that an extraordinary meeting of the Czech Security Council was scheduled for Thursday night, but have not reported on its results.
The charges brought against the seven detainees include abuse of office at the military intelligence service. Istvan added that several members of the lower house have been charged with corruption.
According to earlier media reports, the Czech organized crime department searched the offices of the Defense Ministry, the Prague City government and other government agencies, as well as the private villas and offices of politicians connected with the Civil Democratic Party.