As the tour bus rolled to a stop across from a modern, concrete-and-glass house here, guide Justin Svoboda told his group: “This one’s very interesting.”
Not the architecture so much, but the occupant, Czech businessman Roman Janousek, who is mired in an influence-peddling scandal involving the Prague city government. “Feel free to take pictures,” Mr. Svoboda said.
The home was the fourth stop on the so-called Prague Crony Safari, an excursion organized by CorruptTour, a small operation that earlier this year started offering sightseeing trips to places associated with alleged dirty dealing. Executives’ villas, public hospitals, you name it.
“I’m disgusted by corruption,” said Jan Gregor, a 22-year-old college student who went on the tour with his girlfriend one recent Saturday afternoon. It is “a disgrace for the Czech Republic.” As for Mr. Janousek’s house, he said, “It’s the height of bad taste and arrogance.”…
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