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Former Czech health minister could be jailed

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7484.166-b (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:166
  1. Katka Krosnar
  1. Prague

    Former Czech health minister, Marie Souckova, faces up to eight years in prison after being charged in connection with a court case being fought between the state and blood plasma company Diag Human.

    The Czech Republic has already had to pay 327m korunas (£7.6m, $14.1m, €10.8m) to Diag Human for damaging the company's reputation after a failed business deal in the early 1990s and is being sued for further financial losses.

    Dr Souckova was health minister until she was sacked last April by the then prime minister, Vladimír Špidla. She …

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