The police extended the prosecution of the Czech Republic Football Association and former chairman of Miroslav Pelta in the case of sports subsidies for pollution. Czech Television (CT) said today. Pelta said he did not do anything illegally. So far, Pelta and other people and organizations have been prosecuted for abuse of power, taking advantage of the benefit of awarding a public contract or prohibiting an obligation to control overseas assets in case of alleged treatment of subsidies.
"In this criminal case, a criminal prosecution has extended, against one natural person and against one legal person for a bribe offense," said CT Lenka Bradáčová, Chief Prosecutor. It is alleged that Pelta is a bribe of former Deputy Minister for Education Simone Kratochvílová, who, according to Czech Television, among other things, had an apartment in central Prague. Kratochvílová is also being prosecuted in the case. According to the police, Pelta consulted about the distribution of subsidies.
"As I said at the beginning, I'm still saying today that I have not done anything illegally," CT told CTK. According to his lawyer, Oldřich Chudoba, this is a bespoke extension of the allegations, which should only support previous doubts. "Without doubt Mr Pelta will comment on these issues and confront the suspicions," he said.
The case, according to Czech TV, is spreading due to the extension of the charge. Initially, the detectives wanted to close it in late October, but now they intend to hear Pelt for a new charge. At the beginning of next year, prosecutors will decide whether to bring the case to the court.
The case is about alleged treatment when distributing money from the Ministry of Education's subsidy program to the activities of sports organizations. Police officers, as well as the Football Association, Pelty and Kratochvílová, are also prosecuting the former Foreign Minister Zdeněk Bříz, Sports Union of the Union, Miroslav Janst, Union Union, and Jan Boháč, Secretary General of the Union.
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