Police complete investigation of former MP

23-01-2009

A police representative on Friday revealed that officials have completed their investigation of former Civic Democrat deputy Jan Morava, but said no charges will be filed against him. The former deputy resigned last year after journalists uncovered an attempt by the politician to gather compromising material on a fellow MP. The authorities said earlier that they had found no evidence of blackmail or any other crime. According to TV Nova, Mr Morava tried to distribute compromising photos of Civic Democrat MP Vlastimil Tlustý in the hope of hurting him politically. Unknown to Mr Morava, the material was fake, manufactured with Mr Tlustý’s consent. Mr Tlustý was heavily criticised by the prime minister and others for his role in the affair, an apparent attempt to expose corrupt practices among politicians.