Two former influential Civic Democrats are being investigated over money laundering

The police’s anti-corruption unit are investigating jailed former senator Alexandr Novák and influential businessman Patrik Oulický on suspicion of money laundering, Czech Radio reported on Thursday. The two are suspected of covertly investing CZK 17 million in a casino, the station said. Mr. Novák is currently in prison after being found guilty of accepting a bribe of over CZK 40 million. Both he and Mr. Oulický were regarded as “godfathers” in the Civic Democrats in Ústí nad Labem but are no longer party members.