UZSI Financial Management Audit Complete

Prague, Aug 2 (CTK) – The check of the financial management of the Czech civilian intelligence UZSI has been completed, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD) told journalists today, adding that he would receive the report on the check on Friday and take possible measures afterwards.


He said he cannot provide any details on the results of the check because the information is classified.


Hamacek today talked about the situation in the UZSI at a meeting of the lower house security committee, which was interested in the information that the UZSI does not have the Agata devices for wiretapping and locating mobile phones, which it bought previously.


Lawmaker Zdenek Ondracek (Communists, KSCM), who initiated the case, said Hamacek and UZSI temporary head Radek Musilek provided the information that the committee needed.


Ondracek said the police were already dealing with the results of the check in the UZSI.


He said the report on it will be also sent to Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) who is to decide whether the findings are so serious that a special meeting of the National Security Council will have to be called.


Daily Pravo wrote in July that the UZSI bought several Agata devices for about 90 million crowns.


Daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Wednesday that National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NCISA) deputy head Marek Simandl may become the new director of the UZSI.


In May, former Interior Minister Lubomir Metnar took UZSI director Jiri Sasek off duty over a scandal with what was called illegal financial machinations in the intelligence service.