Prague - The investigation of the massive graft scandal that toppled the Petr Necas government last year has progressed. The investigators have managed to decrypt the mobile phone of the former PM's chief of staff and mistress Jana Necasova (nee Nagyova). Aktualne.cz has learned this from a 28-page document produced by the High State Attorney's Office in Olomouc.
This move allowed the investigators to learn about Necasova's relation to controversial Prague entrepreneurs and lobbyists Ivo Rittig or Roman Janousek.
In June last year, Necasova was arrested in an unprecedented police raid alongside several former Civic Democratic Party (ODS) lawmakers and senior Military Intelligence officers.
Data from the mobile phone showed, for example, that Necasova and Rittig exchanged 48 text messages in less than two months in the fall of 2012. They discussed the issue of “rebel ODS lawmakers”, secret meetings, but also the situation in state-run companies such as Czech Post Office, the Lesy CR forestry company, or brewery Budweiser Budvar. During the mentioned time period, Necas and Rittig allegedly met at the Czech Prime Minister's official residence in Prague.
Necasova was also in contact with entrepreneur Tomas Hrdlicka and then-senior state attorneys Vlastimil Rampula and Libor Grygarek.
The document from the High State Attorney's Office in Olomouc also says that files on public contracts were found during a police search at Necasova's home in June. The detectives also used wiretaps of Janousek's phone calls after the June raid.
The prosecution claims that a group of powerful individuals, which included Necasova, Rittig, Janousek, and Grygarek, was trying to appoint their allies to key state-run companies in order to gain influence over public contracts.
So far, Necasova has been charged only over her alleged role in the Military Intelligence's illegal spying scandal.
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