Case of Na Homolce Hospital

NFPK pointed out serious circumstances pointing to an unusual behaviour of AK ŠACHTA & PARTNERS in providing services to Na Homolce Hospital (“NNH”) or its subsidiary, in part in connection with the lease of medical stores in the NNH premises to a private customer – the company ALSEDA s.r.o. (“ALSEDA”). ALSEDA was legally represented by AK ŠACHTA & PARTNERS, associated with lobbyist Ivo Rittig. NFPK presented important evidence of property-ownership character, concerning the family of Dr. Vladimír Dbalý. In June 2013 the offices of MSB Legal (formerly ŠACHTA & PARTNERS) were raided by anticorruption police and in June 2014 police detained Dr. Dbalý and his former aide, Michal Toběrný.

Time elapsed since the NFPK filed suit against Dr. Vladimír Dbalý, but potential offenders have not been convicted as yet (yy/mm/dd):

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What’s this case all about?

Na Homolce Hospital (“NNH”) leased its medical material storage spaces on its premises from 1 July 2009 to a new operator—the company, ALSEDA. NNH charged the new company a monthly sum of 140,000 CZK (lease and other receivables). However, the new private store manager subsequently received a monthly pay from contractors (for storing their products), which was 50 times the monthly payments forwarded by the store manager to the NNH. Chief among the contractors paying for the storage of their materiel to ALSEDA was Holte Medical, a.s., a subsidiary of NNH, which operated the warehouses before 1 July 2009. ALSEDA was represented by Attorneys at Law, AK ŠACHTA & PARTNERS (now MSB Legal), with known liaison to lobbyist Ivo Rittig. According to NFPK estimates, the NNH was losing about eight million CZK a month for leasing its storage facilities to the company, ALSEDA. This amounts to an annual loss of around 100 million CZK.

The NFPK has also documented the organizationally complex process of acquisition of two real estate concerns, valued at around 11 million CZK, by the father NNH’s former director, Dr. Vladimír Dbalý. This acquisition was provided for by AK ŠACHTA & PARTNERS via a succession of companies backed by certain people from AK ŠACHTA & PARTNERS. ALSEDA itself participated in the purchase of one real estate concerned, by providing a six-million-CZK loan to another company, again controlled by AK ŠACHTA & PARTNERS.

Legend: Ředitel = Director; Majitel = Owner; Měsíční platba (vč. nájmu) = Monthly rent (incl. lease); Měsíční odměna = Monthly fee; Dodavatel 2, 3, n = Contractor 2, 3, n; Dcera NNH = NNH subsidiary; Otec/syn = Father/Son; Majetková účast = Capital Investment; Jednatel = Agent; Vlastník = Owner; Kupní cena = Buying Price; Pravděpodobný vlastník = Probable Owner

The Cast

Legend: Kauza Nemocnice Na Homolce zdravotnické sklady = Case Na Homolce Hospital – Medical Stores;  Pravděpodobný vlastník = Probable Owner; Jednatel = Agent; Ředitel = Director

Petr Kmeť

  • Agent, ALSEDA s.r.o.; Representative, COKEVILLE ASSETS Inc. / COKEVILLE ASSETS Inc., Organizing Component, etc.;
  • Signed consignment stock contract with NNH for ALSEDA s.r.o.

David Michal

  • Partner in AK MSB Legal, v.o.s.
  • Agent, ACOL company

Karolína Babáková

  • Partner in AK MSB Legal, v.o.s.
  • Agent, ACOL company

Vladimír Dbalý ml.

  • Ex-Director, NNH
  • Signed consignment stock contract with NNH for ALSEDA s.r.o.

Vladimír Dbalý, Sr.

  • Father of Vladimír Dbalý;
  • Probable owner of Denton Estates LLC;
  • Former agent and owner, D+D Consult, s.r.o.

What we did in this case?

We briefed a 4 Oct 2012 news conference about the circumstances of the case and provided a descriptive account to the media. A few days later, on 10 October 2012 a press release was issued in which we fully disproved the assertions of MUDr. Vladimír Dbalý, MBA, made in reaction to our press conference. On 8 November 2012 we sued ex-Director of Na Homolce Hospital, MUDr. Vladimír Dbalý, MBA and unknown delinquents on suspicion of neglecting his duties in the management of foreign assets. We follow the Na Homolce Hospital very closely and have submitted some additional findings to the police.

It should be noted that on 25 June 2014, police arrested four persons in connection with another Na Homolce Hospital contract, including that hospital’s former manager, MUDr. Vladimír Dbalý, MBA. He and the other persons were remanded in custody. The detainees were said to have formed an organized group that supposedly caused damages amounting to at least 50 million CZK to NHH.

How much public funding is at stake?

We are talking about tens of millions of CZK.

Past and present challenges

Chief among them is negative pronouncements and a defamation attempt on the part of persons from the former management of the Na Homolce Hospital, as well as representatives of ŠACHTA & PARTNERS Attorneys at Law (now MSB Legal). Further adverse statements came from lobbyist Ivo Rittig.

Who was accused/charged or convicted?

In the context of another Na Homolce Hospital contract, four persons have been charged, including that hospital’s former manager, MUDr. Vladimír Dbalý, MBA. He was also remanded in custody. The detainees were said to have formed an organized group that supposedly caused damages amounting to at least 50 million CZK to NHH.

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