Toppled Czech PM weds femme fatale who cost him his career

PRAGUE (AFP) - Former Czech prime minister Petr Necas has married his top aide Jana Nagyova, who was involved in a bribery and spy scandal that toppled his Cabinet, the Czech media reported on Tuesday.

Nagyova introduced herself as "Necasova" in court on Tuesday as she appeared to face charges in connection with the scandal, leading dailies Dnes and Hospodarske Noviny said.

Contacted by AFP, Nagyova's lawyer Eduard Bruna declined comment.

"The love affair of Necas and his former chief-of-staff Nagyova has come to a happy end. The couple got married on Saturday at a castle close to Prague," the Hospodarske Noviny daily said on its website.

Mr Necas, a 48-year-old Catholic, divorced his wife of more than 25 years Radka Necasova, 47, last month. They have two sons and two daughters.

The physicist turned prime minister was forced out of office in June amid a huge uproar after Nagyova, his chief-of-staff and lover, was charged with bribery and abuse of power.

The police said Nagyova, 49, had asked military intelligence officers to tail Mr Necas' then wife.

The scandal triggered a political firestorm in the European Union country of 10.5 million, eventually leading to an early election set for Oct 25 to Oct 26.