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Continued: Czech PM's aide accused of ordering illegal spying on 3 people, total of 7 suspects accused

  • Article by: KAREL JANICEK , Associated Press
  • Last update: June 14, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Bures said the internal spying was a harmful development because "military intelligence has been misused for political purposes in the past" in the Czech Republic.

In another line of investigation, prosecutors said two former Czech lawmakers have been charged with bribery and another one is under investigation because authorities believe "they didn't act in line with their constitutional oaths."

The three members of the prime minister's conservative Civic Democratic Party opposed the government's tax hikes last year. But they resigned from Parliament right before the decisive vote — and that enabled Necas' coalition government to survive because the ballot was linked a vote of confidence in the government.

At least two of them have since been given lucrative posts in state-run companies. Necas defended that Friday, saying it was a "standard political deal."

Prosecutor gave no details Friday about the seventh person charged.

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