Former council member Peter Hlubochic, accused in the Dusmeeter case, is officially without property. He transferred all his possessions in the Czech Republic to his partner, Jiri Karvanek, who, according to Radioneur, sold most of it shortly after the police raid. It follows from the Land Registry. Marek Cromo of the anti-corruption organization Transparency International notes that the circumstances and timing of the property transfer appear to be an attempt to keep property out of the police’s reach.
Villa in Lysolajy, an apartment on Masná Street in the center of Prague and a unit in an apartment complex in Holešovice. At the beginning of this year, the three estates were owned by Petar Hluboček, the then Chancellor of Prague and Mayor of Lisolaj in the Stan Centre.
Today that is no longer the case. During the year, Hlubuček transferred the villa and apartments to his partner Jiří Karvánek. As Radiožurnál has now discovered, he sold both apartments shortly after the police raid during which Hlubuček was arrested in June of this year.
As follows from the contracts filed with the Land Registry, preparations for the transfer of ownership between Hlubuček and Karvánek began already in the second half of February. Only in February, there were reports in the media that the police were interested in the council member. She actually came to Hlubuček four months later and accused him of being a member of an organized criminal group in the Dosimeter case.
Specifically, a contract to move one apartment as previously reported Message ListPartners wrote on February 19, the second three days later. Radio Magazine On February 22, a contract was signed according to which Hlubochik transferred Villa Lisolaj to Karvanka.
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In the following months, Hlubuček moved the apartments to Karvánek. From the documents stored in the Land Registry, it can be seen that Hlubuček and Karvánek were renting apartments. In return, the two men waited for the actual transfer of the villa they both lived in.
In the end, Karvánek did not begin the transfer until June 15, the day investigators from the National Office for Organized Crime (NCOZ) charged Hlubuček with twelve other people, and the court later sent the politician into custody. Karvanek has not been charged with anything in connection with the case.
According to Marek Karume, senior analyst at anti-corruption organization Transparency International, the conditions and timing of the transfers appear purposeful. Namely, in the event that the police prove the damage that occurred during the investigation, they can confiscate the property of the offenders, and compensate them at least part of the damage.
“It appears that the timing of the transfer of Mr. Hlobojek’s property to his partner, either within a few days of the first information being released that he is wanted by the police, or a few hours after his arrest, had a purpose, i.e. to avoid the seizure of the property.” “It is therefore a question for law enforcement authorities about the extent to which Mr. Karvanek has been or has not been informed of his partner’s activities,” he added.
Sold for nearly 15 million
Karvánek did not want to explain why he had the property written on it. He answered Radiožurnál’s questions: “I certainly don’t want to comment on any of your considerations and speculations.” “I have no reason to tell anyone why I did what I did,” Karvánek noted.
The former Hlubuček cannot be contacted to ask questions because he is still in detention. His lawyer, Lucas Trojan, only told Radiožurnál that as a lawyer he is bound by secrecy, but knows nothing about property transfers between Hluboček and Karvanec anyway. “I did absolutely nothing about it,” he said.
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Karvánek did not respond to comment on why he sold the apartments shortly after the police raid. According to the contracts available to Radiožurnál, he was supposed to receive 5.1 million kroner for a housing unit in Holešovice and 9.5 million kronor for an apartment in the Old Town.
Radiožurnál also turned to the Prague High Prosecutor’s Office, which is overseeing the Dosimeter case, with a request for comment. “No details can be provided regarding the matter given the stage of the criminal proceedings,” Attorney General Adam Borgola said only.
The police have already secured one property in the case. as pointed out n . diaryThe conspiracy apartment in the center of Prague, where the accused group members met, has had a seal in the Land Registry since July.
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In addition to real estate in the Czech Republic, Hlubuček had other assets before his arrest. He owns shares in two companies, Combi Travel Partner and IDUP Group. While he kept his stake in the first company, he transferred it back to Karvánek in the IDUP group. It is not clear when exactly this happened.
The commercial register stipulates March 25, 2022. On the other hand, in the set of documents you can find the Karvánka decision, according to which, as the sole owner of the company, removes Hlubučka from the position of CEO as early as February 21 . This corresponds to the period in which they prepared real estate transfer contracts together.
In addition to real estate in the Czech Republic, Hlubuček also owned several apartments in Spain. Message List They previously reported that Hlubochic owned real estate in the town of Torremolinos near Málaga that was rewritten two days after his arrest and indictment. Karvánek once again became the owner of an apartment of 110 square meters in the resort of Castillo de San Carlos.