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Former Czech PM's wife convicted of leaking classified info

Associated Press logo Associated Press 10/01/2017

PRAGUE — The wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has been convicted of leaking a classified document and has received an 18-month suspended sentence.

Prague's Municipal Court said Tuesday Jana Necasova — Jana Nagyova at the time — leaked the content of a 2012 report by the country's BIS spy agency to Ivo Rittig, a lobbyist.

Nagyova was Necas' chief of staff and mistress.

After his government fell in June 2013, Necas admitted his affair with Nagyova and divorced his first wife.

Rittig and his laywyer, David Michal, received a nine-month suspended sentence each for their role.

They all can appeal.

In a separate case that brought down the government, Necasova is standing trial for allegedly ordering the military intelligence agency to spy on Necas' estranged wife.

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