František Dohnal, the former head of the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) who was forced to resign after being given a conditional prison sentence after blocking members of the lower house of parliament from carrying out checks on his office, will get a Kč 650,000 pay-off, the office’s controlling body has decided.
Former police chief of the town of Liberec and its district, Miroslav Dvořák, was handed down a four-year prison sentence on Tuesday for accepting bribes, abuse of office, neglect of duty, and fraud. In the case two police officers were handed suspended sentences and one was acquitted. Summing up, Judge Richard Skýba said the police were linked to local politicians who had used the force as a personal service.
Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) president František Dohnal stands accused of misusing public funds by renting unjustifiably expensive apartments since taking up the post in 2005. The state prosecution claims that Dohnal has caused material damage to the state amounting to Kč 1.1 million. If found guilty, Dohnal — who claims the case is political — could face up to five years in prison.