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Last June, the court handed down harsh sentences for systematic corruption at Na Homolce Hospital. The most famous figure in the case, former director Vladimír Dbalý, was sentenced to ten years in prison and at the same time the state confiscated all his property.
In addition to many years of punishment, the judges ordered that most of the defendants must pay damages to the tunneled hospital – a total of 62.5 million.
The money did come to the hospital last fall. But as the Connexionblog found out, they surprisingly did not arrive from convicts.
Billionaire René Holeček, owner of Colt CZ Group, formerly Česká zbrojovka, sent her. And then a certain Zdeněk Beran, who was around corruption contracts, but only as a witness – he was never charged.
According to verified information, the List of Messages received 62 million in Homolka’s account in two ways.
Billionaire Holeček took 52 million from his company European Holding Company and through the law firm Havel & Partners transferred the money to the hospital’s account last October. Witness Aries sent 10.5 million at the same time.
This is how 62.5 million traveled to Na Homolce Hospital – as compensation for damage in the tunneling case.
The payment of the damage – but without the names of the senders of money – was confirmed by the court and the hospitals. “The damage caused to the damaged Na Homolce Hospital was therefore fully reimbursed,” said Adam Wenig from the Municipal Court in Prague.
“Na Homolce Hospital has taken and is taking many procedural steps in this matter and has so far received funds in the total amount of 62,552,169 crowns. This amount corresponds to the amount that the convicts were obliged to pay on the basis of the verdict, “hospital spokeswoman Martina Dostálová calculated.
“Friendly relations” decided
Compensation meant that the court was able to unblock the property of two convicts in the autumn: former hospital deputy Michal Toběrný and Pavel Kocourek, former head of the department at the Ministry of Health.
According to the List of News, it was Deputy Toběrný, whom billionaire Holeček decided to help. Holeček’s media representative Vladimir Bystrov did not confirm this, he did not give his name.
“Mr. Holeček provided the family of one of the convicts (but it was not Mr. Dbalý) with a loan in the cited case intended to pay a fine and the damage caused. The loan was provided under normal conditions and with standard collateral and was administered by a reputable law firm operating in the Czech Republic. The motivation was the long-term friendly relations between the families, “said Bystrov.
“Due to legal confidentiality, we cannot comment in detail on this matter, however, it was a completely normal transaction under perfectly standard conditions, which we processed in accordance with all legal and professional regulations,” said David Nevšímal, partner at Havel & Partners. The girl represents.
Toběrný’s lawyer Roman Lamka did not want to talk about paying damages. “I don’t have the client’s consent,” he reasoned.
10.5 million from the witness
The List of News failed to connect with Zdeněk Beran, who contributed 10.5 million to the detriment of the defendants. Virmil, which Beran owned from 2009 to 2012 and which, according to the police, was used to save millions from a manipulated hospital contract, is now renamed and belongs to a Romanian citizen.
Beran co-owns a house in Kojčice near Pelhřimov, but according to local people, he goes only occasionally on weekends. It is thus not possible to find out which of the convicted Aries provided the money for compensation.
In fact, billionaire Holeček and witness Beran helped all six convicts. Compensation works in such a way that, after the court’s ruling, it is up to the punishers whether to pay the total amount in equal parts or to pay it, for example, only one of them. And then he settles with the others.
By receiving their 62 million hospitals, the convicts complied with what the court ordered.
Witness Beran and his role in the tunneling case – in conjunction with the payment of part of the damage – is still worth attention.
According to the verdict, in 2009 Na Homolce Hospital was looking for a company that would convert paper medical records into digital form. The contract was eventually awarded to Disol, which offered a significantly exorbitant price of 150 million.
It was from Disol that 17 million of the contract was later transferred to Beran’s company called Virmil (according to Dbalý deník, it is an abbreviation of the phrase Virtual Millionaires). And then the money went to Aries’s private purpose. The detectives believed that in this way the group tried to cover up the origin of the money so that it could eventually withdraw it in cash. And they could subsequently serve as a bribe for the director of Dbalý Hospital and other actors.
Director Dbalý, moreover, sharply argued in court that Aries was not sitting on the dock with him and the others. “It is proven that 17 million ended up with him, for example, he bought a car and a holiday,” Dbalý explained.
During the police interrogations, Beran admitted the money transfers, and also identified Petr Kutil, the owner of the company that participated in the digitization, as their architect. And that helped criminalists.
That’s why there was a fist: Kutil ran at Beran at work, gave him a few blows and Aries had to flee the streets of Prague in front of him.