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Czech police recommend charging president in fraud case

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Czech police on Monday recommended that President Andrej Babis be indicted following a long-running investigation into an allegation of fraud involving European Union subsidies. The police investigative authority in Prague said the ball was now in the court of the public prosecutor’s office as to whether to proceed with an indictment. Babis was investigated by police for allegations that he stole almost 2 million euros (2.4 million dollars) worth of EU subsidies to construct the Stork’s Nest wellness resort, located some 50 kilometres south of Prague. At the time, Babis was at the head of a la…

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