Parkanova: high-ranking officials may be implicated in corruption investigation

28-03-2007

The Czech Minister for Defence Vlasta Parkanova has said that high-ranking defence ministry officials may be implicated in a corruption investigation concerning a number of public tenders. On Tuesday evening, police raided the premises of the Czech defence ministry to obtain evidence for the investigation, which also concerns a number of private firms. According to the head of the anti-corruption squad several defence ministry employees and a number of private companies are suspected of having been involved in large-scale fraud and corruption. One hundred and eighty officers are on the case. No one has yet been charged.