“In no way has it been found that the Czech Republic has suffered any damage in connection with the aircraft trade and the purchase of the CASA transport aircraft,” stated Petra Benešová, Chairwoman of the Board of Appeal of the Prague Municipal Court.
The plaintiff originally blamed the ex-minister and former director of the armaments and acquisitions section of the Ministry of Defense for breaches of duties in the administration of foreign property. The alleged damage was supposed to climb to the amount of 800 million crowns.
Parkanová and Staňek were indicted in 2012, the indictment fell three years later. Two years later, the main trial was launched, which continued until last year.
The indictment was based on an opinion that the court had previously swept from the table.
Jiří Staněk at the Municipal Court in Prague, which discussed the case of the purchase of CASA military aircraft.
Photo: Petr Horník, Právo
The government of Mirek Topolánek (then ODS) decided to buy army machines in 2009, the day before the end of its operation. The aircraft replaced the obsolete Soviet aircraft Antonov AN-26.