Financial group Penta, which is at the centre of the Gorilla corruption allegations, is hitting back with a series of lawsuits against those who are damaging the company’s good name.
Speaking to Czech daily Hospodarske Noviny, head of Penta projects in the Czech Republic Marek Dospiva said that “The accusations are false and fabricated. Our reputation is being damaged by how the affair is being written about and referred to differently from reality”.
Dospiva feels that politicians have been using the affair for their own ends, which is why Penta plans to file a lawsuit against interior minister Daniel Lipsic and others. The company has not been so vocal in its defence, which Dospival said was because “It is difficult to defend yourself when a lynch mob is heading at you, who don’t want to hear the arguments”
Dospiva also noted how it was common practice and necessary for large financial groups to meet with politicians. He therefore feels it would be good to have a Lobbying Act, which would lay down precise rules for meetings between business representatives and public officials.