Czech Position: transit authority spent two million on ten televisions

06-02-2012

The news site Czech Position reports that the Prague transit authority spent nearly two million crowns on ten LCD televisions in 2006, or seven times their actual price. The order was handled by the company Xanthus, which is allegedly linked to a member of the authority’s supervisory board who was dismissed on Monday. Xanthus says the televisions were not overpriced as they were specially equipped, however the Czech Position says the contract mentions no such equipment. The site also reports that a related criminal complaint was dismissed by the police.