The Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (YES) filed a criminal complaint against Bohemia Energy, the reason being the suspicion of committing a crime against property. Havlíček filed a criminal complaint on suspicion of offering services at the time of termination of activities, purposeful transfer of assets between companies and efforts to transfer private assets. The minister said this at a press conference today.
Around 900,000 customers of the Bohemia Energy energy group, which ceased operations in mid-October, must look for a new energy supplier. The largest group of alternative energy suppliers in the Czech Republic to date has justified this by the continuing extreme rise in energy prices on wholesale markets.
The criminal complaint was also announced by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES). He stated that Minister Havlíček could submit it. In this context, the current cabinet should also re-approve the enactment of a class action and submit a proposal to the new House. In the last term of office, Babiš’s government did not manage to enforce this institute in Parliament. Babiš described the group’s behavior as unbelievable, according to him, Bohemia Energy cheated on its clients.
The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement also plans to file a criminal complaint. According to the movement, the representatives of Bohemia Energy could have committed fraud by their actions. According to Pirates, the owner of Bohemia Energy Jiří Písařík and his wife Hana tried to move some of their properties worth hundreds of millions of crowns to virtual companies. According to them, the Municipal Court in Prague prevented some transfers by a preliminary measure a few days ago. The pirate analytical team drew up an overview of other assets for which transfers could be threatened and sent it to Prague’s chief state prosecutor Lenka Bradáčová. Possible compensation to Bohemia Energy’s clients could be jeopardized due to the transfers, Pirates warned.
The SPD will also file a criminal complaint against Bohemia Energy and members of the company’s bodies
Today, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement will file a criminal complaint against Bohemia Energy, the company’s owners and members of its bodies. According to the movement, they could have committed fraud by their actions. SPD spokeswoman Barbora Šťastná told ČTK. The criminal report on suspicion of fraudulent conduct in connection with the end of the activities of the Bohemia Energy energy group was also announced by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES), which, according to him, should have been prepared on Monday.
The SPD will file a criminal complaint today through its lawyer, said Šťastná. “Bohemia Energy has brought hundreds of thousands of citizens into subsistence problems. Until now, the company has been concluding contracts despite the fact that it is unable to meet its obligations to customers, thus misleading them in order to create property benefits,” the SPD criminal report explained. .
According to the movement, there is also a reasonable suspicion of withdrawing funds from the company, when the responsible persons had to be aware that Bohemia Energy would not be able to meet its obligations. According to the analytical team of the Pirates, in October the owner of the company Jiří Písařík and his wife Hana tried to move some of their properties worth hundreds of millions of crowns to virtual companies. According to the Pirates, the Municipal Court in Prague prevented certain transfers that could jeopardize the compensation of clients by a preliminary measure a few days ago.
Babiš announced on Sunday that the government was preparing a criminal complaint due to the termination of Bohemia Energy’s activities. According to him, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (YES) will sign it for the cabinet.