The government's scheme to pay for one free test per citizen per week has led to a proliferation of businesses offering rapid antigen tests.
Czech police recommended the indictment of Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies
Police said the suspect allegedly had someone threaten a hospital superior in 2005 to keep him on the payroll.
OLAF, the EU's anti-fraud office, said that in 2019 it recommended the EU recover nearly half a billion euros.
Police say the scam has seen 89 people fall victim to the fraudsters.
In this episode of Unreported Europe, Euronews' Monica Pinna unmasks the scams criminals are turning to during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2017 scandal sank the career of the then favourite for the Elysée and opened the door for Emmanuel Macron to win the French presidency.