Police seek criminal charges against five over Lesy ČR IT contracts


Police have called for criminal charges to be pressed against five people in connection with a multi-million crown fraud over IT contracts at state-owned forestry company, Lesy ČR. They include the head of IT services at the company. The five are estimated by police to have charged almost 300 million crowns (around 32 million euros) for fictive contracts. Police say payment was made to a company in Britain for the services with the cash then sent back to their accounts in the Czech Republic. Public prosecutors should decide what precise charges should be formulated by the end of the year.