PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague court on Friday acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government.
Jana Necasova, formerly Jana Nagyova, was charged along with two former heads of the military intelligence agency, Ondrej Palenik and Milan Kovanda, and intelligence agent Jan Pohunek.
Prosecutors charged that Nagyova — then Necas’ chief of staff and mistress — ordered the military intelligence agency to spy on Necas’ estranged wife in 2012 to gain personal information about her. They said such activities would need court approval or would have to be approved by the government or the president.
Prosecutors proposed a prison term of 3
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