Justice minister to check out credentials of judges and attorneys

20-10-2009

Justice Minister Daniela Kovářová has said she will check out the credentials of all judges and state attorneys in connection with gross irregularities uncovered at the Plzen law faculty. An investigation by a team of academics recently revealed widespread malpractice including plagiarism and fast-track degrees given to high-ranking civil servants, politicians and others. Those involved in the affair have been sacked but the faculty’s future remains uncertain and the scandal has touched all of the law school’s graduates.