Radovan Krejcir’s pricy toys

2014-05-25 15:00

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An inquiry by the taxman into the affairs of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has revealed a list of pricy toys so long it almost defies belief: sports cars, superbikes and even a luxury yacht.

The North Gauteng High Court this week granted a preservation order that prevents Krejcir – who is currently facing separate charges of alleged kidnapping, assault and attempted murder – from disposing of any of his expensive toys.

The SA Revenue Service (Sars) says Krejcir has to cough up nearly R115?million in unpaid taxes.

Some of the vehicles identified by Sars officials and which are listed in court papers include:

»A Bavaria Motoryacht 38, worth more than R2.5?million;

»?A Porsche 990 and Porsche Cayennne;

»?A Mercedes-Benz ML 320 and CL 63 AMG;

»A Lamborghini Murcielago

»?An eight-ton Isuzu 400 truck;

»Three Sea-Doo jet skis and a Yamaha SuperJet;

»?Three quad bikes;

»?Two off-road dirt bikes;

»?A smaller dirt bike for children; and

»?A Suzuki 1000 GSX superbike.

Sea-Doo 4 TEC jet ski

Despite this impressive list of assets, the company listed as owning them, DKR Auto, declared no income for the tax years from 2008 to 2012 and conducted no business on its bank accounts, Sars says in its court papers.

This led Sars investigator Johann van Loggenberg, in his affidavit asking for the preservation order, to conclude that “these vehicles appear to be used mainly by Radovan Krejcir and his family, and people working for him”.

Suzuki 1000 GSX superbike

The letters in “DKR” are understood to be a reference to the names of Krejcir’s son Denis, his wife, Katerina, and his own name.

“DKR” also appears on the licence plates of three of the family’s cars.

The majority of the vehicles were supposedly obtained in “repayment” of a fake R3.5?million loan to Cypriot national George Louka, AKA George Smith, the man who is standing trial for the murder of strip club kingpin Lolly Jackson.

Porsche Cayenne-S

City Press has previously reported that the amount of R3.5?million Krejcir paid to George Smith could be a key part of the Lolly Jackson murder case.

Sars argues the loan is probably fake because its investigators gathered evidence that showed that many of the assets Smith supposedly gave as security for the loan were actually things Krejcir owned.

Lamborghini Murcielago

City Press reported more than two years ago that, shortly before his death, Jackson was approached to give evidence against Krejcir as part of an investigation into a multimillion-rand money laundering scheme.

Van Loggenberg’s affidavit also reveals that Marissa Davidson, the Playboy pin-up girl with whom Krejcir was rumoured to be having an affair, was also interviewed in Krejcir’s income tax inquiry.

Details of the inquiry cannot be made public, but City Press reported in October 2012 that Krejcir had a fling with Davidson, who was then going by the name Marissa Christopher, and also bought her a luxury sports car worth more than R1?million.

Krejcir denied the claims at the time.

The list of witnesses who testified at Krejcir’s tax inquiry also includes convicted drug dealer Glenn Agliotti, whose testimony about his “friendship” with former police commissioner Jackie Selebi put the top cop behind bars for corruption.

Agliotti apparently borrowed R500?000 from Krejcir for his legal fees.

In a weird twist, retired Judge Meyer Joffe – who presided over the Selebi coorruption trial – will be appointed as the mediator in Krejcir’s tax matter.

Krejcir and several co-accused are currently on trial in the high court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, on charges of kidnapping, assault and attempted murder relating to the alleged torture of Bheki Lukhele.

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