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Czech Official Arrested With $350,000 in Shoe Box, Lidovky Says

May 15, 2012

David Rath, a Czech regional governor and a former health minister who was arrested yesterday by police on bribery allegations, was carrying about $350,000 in a shoe box, reported without saying where it got the information.

Police, who also arrested seven other people for alleged bribery, searched Rath’s home and office, the newspaper.

Rath is a member of the country’s largest opposition party, Social Democrats.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lenka Ponikelska in Prague at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James M. Gomez at

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