Corruption and manipulation of public contracts at museum in Czechia

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Last week (23 November), the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) led an operation in which Czech police (Národní centrála proti organizovanému zločinu služby kriminální policie a vyšetřování) seized €16 400 and conducted several house searches and searches of other premises, on suspicion of corrupt practices and manipulation of public contracts at the Regional Museum in Olomouc (Czechia).

The result of the investigation so far is that one natural person has been accused of passive corruption and money laundering related to the procurement processes of the History Museum in Olomouc, which is financed by EU funds.

Please find the press release from the Czech police here.