“For four people, the public prosecutor filed a motion with the court to take them into custody. If they are left at large, there is a reasonable fear that they could frustrate the investigation by possibly influencing previously unheard witnesses and continue the crime for which they are being prosecuted, “said Lenka Bradáčová, head of the Prague High Prosecutor’s Office.
In addition to the mentioned Romans, a possible detention should also concern the judges Michal Kánik and Tomáš Grimm.
The entire case is in charge of the Ústí nad Labem branch of the National Central Office against Organized Crime, the High Public Prosecutor’s Office is supervising the case and has not yet commented on the individual names.
The referee Kánik already has one affair behind him
Detainees are suspected of influencing results, especially in lower competitions, and should be linked to an organized criminal group. Referee Michal Kánik, for example, has already been involved in a similar scandal in the past.
Crimes faced by suspects include bribery, embezzlement, acceptance of bribes and impending sentences ranging from 2-5 years, with the penalty for a crime in favor of a criminal organization increasing by a third in its upper limit.