Czech police raid Supreme State Attorney's offices over Pandurs case


Czech police have raided the Supreme State Attorney's offices in Prague and Brno seeking evidence of an information leak regarding Austrian-made, Pandur armoured personnel carriers. The raid was ordered by the State Attorney's Office in Olomouc over the suspicion of abuse of power. Early last month, Czech newspapers published the testimony of a confidential witness in the case of allegedly overpriced purchases of personnel carriers for the Czech military that may have involved high bribes. Marek Dalik, an aide to then prime minister Mirek Topolanek, was accused of asking for a bribe of half a billion crowns as a commission for the deal in late 2007.