Global Contagion Report: Tatra AS
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:01AM
Global Contagion Report in Czech Republic, Global Contagion Report, Martin Bartak, Tatra AS, William Cabiniss

Country: Czech Republic

Company Involved: Tatra AS

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Commercial Vehicles & Trucks

Official Involved: Former Defense Minister Martin Bartak

Enforcement Action: Charge

Summary: In 2010, former U.S. ambassador William Cabaniss alleged Martin Bartak asked for a $5 mlllion bribe to smooth over a lucrative deal for truck manufacturer Tatra AS. At the time, Cabaniss was chairman of Tatra's supervisory board. Bartak faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted by the regional court in the eastern city of Ostrava. 

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