Updates: 06/27/2022 21:13
Released: 27.06.2022, 21:10
Prague – At the suggestion of the ANO movement, the Prague opposition tried unsuccessfully to remove Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Prague to Himself). 20 out of 65 deputies voted in favor. The opposition accused the deputy of not acting in connection with the case around the Prague Transport Company (DPP), in which the former deputy mayor Petr Hlubuček (formerly STAN) was accused. Other politicians and businessmen also appear in it. Scheinherr denied the allegations, saying that it was he who filed the criminal complaint. The deputies also ordered the municipality to inspect some contracts and find out whether there were any cities in the Dosimeter case, and therefore DPP damage.
Police officers from the National Headquarters against Organized Crime (NCOZ) accused more than a dozen people of managing DPP, in addition to Hlubuček, also businessman Michal Redl, former DPP board member Matej Augustín and other members of the company’s management who operate public transport as the city’s largest company.
The opposition accused Scheinherr of having filed a criminal complaint in the spring of 2020 for possible corruption in the DPP, it did not take further personnel steps and did not implement sufficient measures in the company. According to representatives of the ODS and YES so close in the company to do other dishonesty. Scheinherr rejected the criticism and said that it was he who, on the first suspicion, turned to the police, with whom he subsequently cooperated.
For many hours, the deputies argued over who had installed or helped to appoint Augustine, the accused and now former member of the DPP Supervisory Board. The coalition with the opposition subsequently criticized some steps from the past. Opposition representative Ondřej Prokop (YES) subsequently proposed Scheinherr’s dismissal. All present opposition representatives voted in favor, joined by coalition councilor Hana Kordová Marvanová (for STAN).
Some opposition officials also said they did not trust Scheinherr to file a criminal complaint on his own. According to Deputy Radomír Nepil (YES), he went to give an explanation to the police, and it all ended up with a criminal complaint. Scheinherr called it a fairy tale and nonsense. “I was not summoned to give an explanation, on the contrary, I went to the police and filed a criminal complaint,” Scheinherr said.
The chairman of the ODS opposition representatives, Zdeněk Zajíček, suggested that four areas be selected to be audited. Among them were, for example, the so-called joint venture Nové Holešovice for construction in the vicinity of the metro station C Nádraží Holešovice, in whose bodies Augustín sat. Furthermore, trust the projects on Palmovka or check whether the city and DPP caused damage to Dosozimetr. “I would like us to take faster steps in audits,” he said.