Supreme Court confirmed 8 years for elite policeman accused of corruption

The Supreme Court of the Czech Republic seated in Brno has denied an appeal of a former elite policeman, Marian Hanák, who has been accused of corruption and accepting bribes. Hanák will serve 8 years in prison.

Hanák allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of crowns from investigated businessmen in return for slowing down the investigation process. He was also ordered to pay a fine of more than 3 million crowns, which could shorten his possible sentence in prison, by two years. After questioning two businessmen charged with tax evasions, the Department for Combating Organized Crime found out that one of their men is actually corrupted and accepted bribe from the two.