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Czech MEP suspends membership in STAN party via link with lobbyist at the heart of corruption scandal

MEP Stanislav Polchak is the mayor and independent party (due to previous connections with businessmen and lobbyist Mihal Redr, who are at the heart of a large-scale corruption scandal that includes bribery, organized crime, and alleged illegal drugs. STAN) membership has been suspended. Use of psychotropic drugs. The MEP refused to compare with Petr Hlubuček, a former deputy mayor of Prague, one of the 11 people charged in the case, but said he did not want to hurt the party through previous contacts. He made no mention of abandoning his mission as a MEP. Redl is a lobbyist with a gloomy past known to have had a close relationship with Radovan Krejčíř, a criminal convicted of a former Czech organized crime boss serving a sentence in South Africa.

Sunday’s Minister of Education Petr Gazdík resigned from both his government and party posts when it became clear that he had met with Mr Redl several times and communicated with him via encrypted messages. did.

https://english.radio.cz/czech-mep-suspends-membership-stan-party-over-links-lobbyist-centre-corruption-8753752 Czech MEP suspends membership in STAN party via link with lobbyist at the heart of corruption scandal

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