According to the Neovlivní.cz website, the police are preparing to interrogate ANO marketer Daniel Köppl and Tomáš Gros, a member of Mladý ANO, the movement’s youth cell. It is related to the criminal complaint filed by the Central Bohemian Region due to the pasting of derogatory posters about the Dosimeter case in the office building.
According to the video recordings and the statement of the ex-premier and chairman of the ANO movement, Andrej Babiš, at the end of October, both of them took part in putting up leaflets that connected the Central Bohemian Governor Petra Pecková (STAN) with the Dozimeter case. “They are awaiting an explanation,” said a source connected to the investigation of the case, according to the website.
According to the server, both men are likely to avoid prosecution and the only thing they can face is a monetary fine. However, it depends on how much the region calculates its costs for removing the posters. For unauthorized damage to another’s property, the lowest damage limit is 10,000.
Daniel Köppl has long denied having anything to do with the case, despite CCTV footage showing otherwise. He even claimed that he did not know the young man from the video at all. “I was smoking in front of the building and he approached me to see if I could get him to the office. So I did it,” excused Köppl.
However, Andrej Babiš admitted their involvement (we wrote here). He condemned their actions and declared that he might talk to the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and Prime Minister of the ANO shadow government Karl Havlíček (ANO) about Köppl’s possible end in the movement. “I could probably recommend that, if he lied, then he has nothing to look for,” Babiš added.
After a few days, however, Havlíček answered Seznam Zpráv’s questions about the future of Köppl that he had nothing to say about them (we wrote here). According to him, this is an internal matter of the ANO movement. Köppl thus remained a member of the marketing team and an assistant to Jana Pastuchová, a deputy of the movement.
In an interview for Nauzal, Havlíček denied that the leadership of the movement had commissioned the poster event to men. “We didn’t enter anything, it was some activity of theirs. When they did it, it should have been confessed,” said Havlíček. According to him, it was useless to make excuses. In principle, however, he says he does not see a problem in putting up posters.
The posters appeared at the office on October 30, when the regional council was in session. The men entered the building through the main entrance. They passed through the gatehouse without identification, saying that they were “carrying something for someone”. According to the director of the Central Bohemian Regional Office, Jan Louška, the porter made a mistake and was deceived.