Deputy high state prosecutor Grygarek charge with abuse of office

11-12-2013

Former deputy of the Prague High State Prosecutor, Libor Grygárek, has been charged with abuse of office. The Olomouc High State Prosecutor Ivo Ištvan, who filed charges, claims that Mr. Grygárek had information about money laundering, but failed to order an investigation. The prosecutor also suspects that he may have been done so for a financial compensation. Czech media reports indicate that the person behind the money laundering operation is most likely the well-know lobbyist Roman Janoušek, who is allegedly a personal friend of Mr. Grygárek. The accused became the deputy for the High State Prosecutor Vlastimil Rampula in 2007, becoming the interim head prosecutor in June 2012, having resigned from the post in August.