Final Word from Friday, May 27, 2011

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than 100 men with guns, wrote MarioPuzo. And CEO Aleš Hušák of Sazka is a very good lawyer, stated Zuzana Kubátováof HN on Czech Radio. If the military police can send a team of masked commandosinto Czech TV to retrieve a single document, if the police can raid the drivingdivision of Prague city hall and charge 14 of the 19 inspectors with taking bribes, ifAktiv Change can be stormed on suspicion of Kč 5bn in money laundering only tobe exonerated later, surely someone could have found a reason to send a goon squadinto Sazka before weeds started to grow on its grave. Oh, right, Miroslav Kalousekactually did send in a tax team on April 1. Pity it turned out to be an April Fool's joketimed to help Hušák bury the company. Hušák will go down in history for destroyingSazka, but he couldn't have done it without the help of people in high places.

Glossary of difficult words

A lawyer walks into a betting agency... - intended to sound like the start of a joke about lawyers;

to retrieve - to regain possession of;

to storm (a place) - to suddenly attack and capture by use of force;

to exonerate - to absolve someone of blame; to find someone innocent;

good squad - a group of hired thugs used to perform ruthless or violent acts (sometimes used pejoratively to refer to a government enforcement team).


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