According to the court, Rath will have to spend the next few months in jail. He was already serving another non-parole seven-year sentence. “Invitation to commence jail term has been sent to all convicts today (Friday). – pozn. order),” said court spokesman Jiri Vajic. Offenders have ten days to receive it, and must go into prison within five days of delivery.
Like the first part of the case, the central trio of the second branch of the case are Rath, the former director of Kladno Hospital, Katerina Kotova, and her husband Petr Kot. According to the court, in 2011 and early 2012, they organized bribes to manipulate tenders for hundreds of millions of crowns in the Central Bohemia region. Courts also extended Cotto’s sentence to eight years in prison.
Six others face charges, including Metrostav’s former CEO Pavel Pilát. Courts also sent Lusia Nowanska and Pawel Draganski to prison, while the other defendants were sentenced. The courts banned Metrostav from participating in public tenders for three years.
The total exceeded 49 million crowns for the accused persons and 16 million crowns for the companies. Like Metrosta, Zip has been banned from participating in public tenders for three years, and Hospimet and Pro Clima have been banned for two years.
Two companies facing indictments in the corruption case have been singled out for separate trials by the Prague Court of Appeal. These companies are Aveza and Tenton. “Proceedings were stopped because these companies were liquidated,” Katerina Kolarova, spokeswoman for the High Court of Prague, told CT. According to the Infosoud database, the shutdown occurred on August 18.