Press: police arrest five in ProMoPro case

11-04-2012

The police have arrested five people in an ongoing investigation of the ProMoPro case in which at least 135 million was embezzled during the country’s EU president in 2009, the news website E15 reported on Wednesday citing confidential sources. Among those arrested is Jaroslav Veselý, the owner of the ProMoPro which provided audiovisual and interpreting services to the Czech government, as well as several of the firm’s subcontractors; they face charges of embezzlement and money laundering along with four other people who have not been taken into custody.

The case might have political implications as the ProMoPro deal was overseen by then EU affairs minister, and the current Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra, of the Civic Democrats, who in the passed faced pressure to resign over the scandal.