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Lawmaker Okamura gains millions in past year

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Prague, July 6 (CTK) – Tomio Okamura, leader of the opposition Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPO) party, gained roughly eight million crowns last year, according to the financial disclosure published at the Czech Chamber of Deputies register.
Last year, too, some deputies gained immovable property and cars, repaying various loans.
Jaroslav Faltynek, chairman of the deputy group of ANO, gained 2.38 million crowns as a member of the board of the Agrofert holding, owned by Finance Minister Andrej Babis, leader of ANO.
Babis’s financial disclosure for last year is not yet accessible at the register as it must be first checked by members of the mandate and immunity committee.
Jan Chvojka (Social Democrats, CSSD) bought a house for 5.8 million crowns.
Social Democrat Frantisek Adamek bought a house for 4.6 million crowns, Miroslava Nemcova (Civic Democratic Party, ODS) for 2.5 million and Milan Brazdil (ANO) for two million.
Zdenek Soukup (ANO) said he had bought a garden for 200,000 crowns.
Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mladek (CSSD) acquired a plot measuring 7 square meters for 7000 crowns.
Other deputies were selling their property.
Martin Plisek (TOP 09) sold a flat for six million and Zbynek Stanjura, chairman of the ODS deputy group, for 2.4 million crowns.
Some deputies bought cars. Both Ivan Pilny (ANO) and Martin Novotny bought the BMW cars.
Culture Minister Daniel Herman (Christian Democrats, DU-CSL) invested almost 250,000 crowns in the bonds of a bank.
Transport Minister Dan Tok (ANO) sold his shares of the Skanska company, he had managed. He earned about 340,000 crowns.
Some deputies are still active in medicine, advocacy or as university teachers.
David Kasal as a chief surgeon earned roughly one million crowns, Jiri Zlatuska gained 1.7 million crowns as rector of Masaryk University and Marie Benesova (CSSD) earned about 600,000 crowns as a lawyer.
Deputy Jan Birke (CSSD) said he was heading the supervisory board of the Mixed Czech-Chinese Cooperation Chamber, presided by Jaroslav Tvrdik. For the post, Birke received 960,000 crowns.
Under the law, the lawmakers and other senior elected officials had to present their financial disclosures by the end of June.
($1 = 24.322 crowns)

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