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Czech Tennis Association President Ivo Kaderka Sent to Custody for Subsidy Fraud: Details Revealed

Ivo Kaderka Source: TASR/Pavol Zachar

PRAGUE – The court sent the president of the Czech Tennis Association (ČTS) Ivo Kaderka to custody due to the case of tennis subsidies, due to the possible influence of witnesses.

Prosecutor Ondrej Trčka told journalists on the spot. According to him, the accused denied the guilt and filed a complaint against the arrest. The police accuse Kaderka of subsidy fraud and of negotiating an advantage in the awarding of public procurement, for which he faces up to ten years in prison.

In addition to Kaderka, the court also sent his close associate Vojtech Fégel, who also denies criminal activity, into custody. “I submitted motions for the detention of two accused persons, always for reasons of collusive detention – that there was and still is a danger of jeopardizing the interrogations of witnesses and co-accused who have not been questioned so far,” described Trčka.

“The court granted both proposals. It assessed the basic justification of the criminal prosecution, which it found, and also found a reasonable fear that this could lead to influencing witnesses and obstructing the investigation.” continued the supervising prosecutor.

Kaderka’s closed detention session lasted two and a half hours, Flégl was previously in the courtroom for a significantly shorter time. Trčka did not want to comment on whether the accused offered any guarantee for detention, such as bail or a promise of a decent life. “In general, this is not possible in the case of a collusive reason for arrest,” he noted.

“The client filed a complaint against the decision by which he was taken into custody,” Kaderkov’s attorney Tomáš Gřivna told ČTK and Práv. “We have not filed a complaint against the accusation yet,” he added. He confirmed that his client denies guilt. He did not want to comment further on the matter.

ČTZ sent tens of millions of Czech crowns to Fléglov’s association Orel jednota Praha-Balkán. According to the investigators, however, part of the money intended for organizing tournaments ended up in the accounts of Flégl’s companies and his relatives. On Tuesday, the police charged five people from the tennis environment and the same number of companies for abusing state sports subsidies.

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  • Source: CTK

2024-02-29 22:58:00
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