Hradec Králové – Seventeen people and five companies are run by the regional court in Hradec Králové due to the alleged manipulations in restoring the National Farm in Kladrubi nad Labem. However, according to the prosecutor, the damage amounts to about 12 million crowns, but it can be much higher – up to four billion.
The building of the regional court in Hradec Kralove. Illustration.A photo: Denik / David Tanechek
The main story will probably be appropriate and difficult to tell the truth about whether employees of the Kladrub spire and companies that have applied for reconstruction work honestly. Senate Chair Roman Drani noted that the file has 20,000 pages. Most of yesterday’s hearing was about an indictment — prosecutor Adam Borgula read for a few hours what the accused and companies suspected. In a big case, this involves negotiating an advantage in granting a public contract, preparing a fraud for subsidies, or trying to harm the financial interests of the EU.
Information was provided prior to the commencement of the award procedure in the form of the submission of project documentation for applicants and other information. There were agreements between bidders and trades, ”said Adam Borgula yesterday. The defendants convince them of their message, which was captured by wiretapping and e-mail.
There are significant differences between those charged with criminal qualifications. “For some, this is just a crime, some of especially grave crimes, when they have a sentence of five to ten years,” the prosecutor explained.
Moreover, the defendants criticized them as members of an organized group. "It was attended by representatives of technical supervision, representatives of the contracting authority, representatives of the future contractor and other bidders," said Adam Borgula.
Kladrubsky stud farm is a national cultural monument. The reconstruction of 17 sites earned EEK 300 million from the European Union. But the competition for who takes part in the repair did not comply with the rules. Fraud and attempts to manipulate the contract began in 2011. Two years later, in May, at the stud farm, and elsewhere, the then organized crime police department was intercepted and detained nine people from construction companies and a stud farm. Some of them were even imprisoned for several weeks. The police later blamed other people for Cettus, Chládek and Tintěra, Metrostav.Geosan stavební and Strabag.
Initially, eighteen people were indicted, but one of them died.
The main trial on Tuesday continues with the testimony of the accused.