Country: Czech Republic
Company Involved: Tatra AS
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.