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Jankovsky faces corruption allegations

Minister for regional development Kamil Jankovsky is being investigated over corruption allegations concerning a CZK 20 million contract that was awarded to his company Phar Service by the state-run Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM).

Jankovsky has denied any crony practices or wrongdoing, even though the contract was signed just a day after he took up his post. In his defence, Jankovsky said that he had applied to the tender before he became minister.

There are also suspicions that the use of the restricted procedure in the tender could have been misused to select a pre-determined winner, as this procedure is known for being pliable to the needs of the contracting authority.

Jankovsky handed over his stake in the company to his son just a few days after the contract was signed, as he took up his new post. The case is now in the hands of the Anti-corruption unit of the police.

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