Copyright 2019 Hubbard Radio Washington DC, LLC. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague prosecutors say they have decided to drop charges against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies.
The prosecutors announced the decision on Friday after evaluating the police recommendation to indict Babis. Their actions can still be overturned by the prosecutor general.
The case involves a farm that received EU subsidies after its ownership was transferred from the Babis-owned Agrofert conglomerate of some 250 companies to members of Babis’ family.
The subsidies were meant for medium-sized and small businesses and Agrofert would not have been eligible for them. Later, Agrofert again took ownership of the farm.
Babis, a billionaire populist, has denied any wrongdoing.
Insight by Dell Technologies: Technology leaders from DHS, IARPA, FirstNet and NIST address video data analysis in law enforcement and national security in this free webinar.
Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.