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[14.01.2016 13:43 UTC] Chris Johnstone
Jail sentences on former ministers quashed

Prague’s High Court has overturned an earlier court verdict resulting in seven and six year sentences on two former deputy ministers. Former deputy labour and social affairs minister Vladimír Šiška was previously awarded a seven year jail sentence and the minister dealing with informatics, Milan Hojer sentenced to six years. The two were alleged to have promised to arrange a new contract for the software company OKsystem after it lost out on a lucrative long running deal with the ministry. The offer followed the company threats to complain about the loss of the first contract. Prague’s municipal court has been ordered to take up the case again.