September 9, 2008

Czech Court Sentences Fugitive Businessman to Seven Years

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK

Prague, 9 September: A Czech court today sentenced Radovan Krejcir, fugitive Czech billionaire, in absentia to seven years in prison in connection with the abduction of entrepreneur Jakub Konecny.

Krejcir is suspected of having Konecny kidnapped in 2002.

Today's verdict has not yet taken effect, it can be appealed.

Originally published by CTK news agency, Prague, in English 1319 9 Sep 08.

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