It has been confirmed that Radovan Krejcir didn’t live a very moral lifestyle before coming to the country.
Although he is currently serving 35 years in South Africa because, you know, he attempted to kill Bheki Lukhele, Krejcir has now been sentenced to 15 years in prison in his home country, too.
Yup – but we’re not even surprised.
Yesterday, the Prague High Court in Czech Republic definitively upheld a consecutive 15-year prison sentence, “handed to him in absentia for plotting the murder of a customs official and stripping the assets of a state own oil company,” reports EWN:
Wednesday’s confirmation by the supreme court that Krejcir be sentenced to 15 years in prison in his home country relates back to crimes he committed before he fled the Czech Republic in 2005.
More on his charges from the Prague Monitor:
According to the charges, Krejcir created fictitious claims of the Bena and Tukovy prumysl Ostrava firms worth three billion crowns against Cepro, which he claimed in court then.
He also wanted to deposit counterfeit Swiss francs in one of the firms and bribed a customs officer into seizing the sum seemingly to cover a customs debt and escaping with the money. Consequently, the firm would have a two-billion-crown claim against the state. Krejcir planned to murder the customs officer then.
The consecutive sentence includes the previous punishments for a 0.5-billion-crown tax evasion, embezzlement and other crimes of which Krejcir was convicted in the past.
Krejcir had escaped the country during a search of his luxury villa in Cernosice, near Prague, in 2005. He left with his wife and son for the Seychelles, and later moved to South Africa where he had first sought political asylum.
Ha, that didn’t work out.
The sentence comes after the Kempton Park Magistrates Court this month ruled that Krejcir can be extradited to the Czech Republic, and the justice minister is currently considering whether he should be sent home.
Once Krejcir is extradited, I wonder which high profile prisoner will take his place. Ooooh, can it please be Zuma?
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