Czech Republic: Police call for premier’s indictment in fraud case

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Czech police recommended again on Monday that Prime Minister Andrej Babis should be indicted over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. Prague’s prosecution office said it has received the results of the updated police investigation into Babis'[s] possible involvement in the $2 million fraud. … The case involves a farm that received EU subsidies after its ownership was transferred from the Babis-owned Agrofert conglomerate of around 250 companies to Babis'[s] family members. The subsidies were meant for medium-size and small businesses and Agrofert wouldn’t have been eligible for them. Later, Agrofert again took ownership of the farm. Babis, a populist billionaire, denies any wrongdoing.” (06/01/21)