Trial date set for Krejcir

2011-10-11 08:52

The fraud trial of Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir will start in April next year in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

Magistrate Philip Venter said today he was satisfied that all parties were ready to proceed.

He would meet with State prosecutor Riegal du Toit and defence attorney Eddie Classen in court on December 6 to “finalise all pre-trial issues”.

A trial date was set for April 16 to April 20.

Krejcir (43) would remain out on R500 000 bail.

The fraud charge against him relates to a R4.5 million claim he made to an insurance company, using medical papers stating he had cancer.

His urologist Marian Tupy previously admitted to falsifying insurance documents so Krejcir could be paid out for bladder cancer.

Krejcir fought extradition to his home country in 2008, where he was sentenced in absentia to six-and-a-half years for tax fraud.

He was also charged with conspiracy to murder, counterfeiting, extortion and abduction.

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