Specialized team of prosecutors to focus on major economic crime

19-10-2011

The centre-right government, led by Prime Minister Petr Nečas, will take under consideration a proposal outlining the formation of a specialized team of state prosecutors to deal with major corruption cases and economic crime. Deputy Prime Minister Karolína Peake, of the Public Affairs party, told journalists on Wednesday that the proposal would see further work, indicating that one idea could be the formation of special courts. The creation of a special 15-member unit for economic crime and corruption, the Justice Ministry indicated, could help remove local ties between corrupt local prosecutors and the criminal underworld. According to Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil, who put forward the proposal, state prosecutors would also be able to work more effectively with the country’s police.