Social Democrats say party financing is transparent


The Social Democratic Party on Wednesday once again rejected the idea that the David Rath corruption case could be linked to shady party financing. In his address to the lower house on Tuesday, the former governor of central Bohemia MP David Rath, who is charged with corruption, slammed his party colleagues for distancing themselves from him and implied that the seven million crowns he was caught red-handed with were finances for the party ahead of the autumn elections. Party leader Bohuslav Sobotka said on Wednesday that the party’s financing was transparent and that all transactions were above-board. He said the police had made no inquiries in this respect nor asked to look into the party’s books.