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Krejcir gets 11 years for fraud

2012-12-09 14:19

Cape Town - Convicted Czech criminal Radovan Krejcir has been sentenced to 11 years in jail in his home country for money-laundering, it was reported on Sunday.

The Weekend Argus reported that Krejcir, who wants refugee status in South Africa, was convicted in absentia on Friday of money-laundering involving R227m.

The sentence was cumulative and involved three convictions in the Czech Republic since 2006.

South African authorities have failed to eject Krecjir from the county or to prosecute him following his arrest here for fraud and armed robbery.

Krecjir entered the country on a false passport in 2007 and is appealing the decision to deny him refugee status.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Medupe Simasiku told the newspaper he believed the latest sentence could be used as a tool in the appeal hearing.

However, he said local charges against the Czech had been withdrawn because of a lack of evidence.

Krecjir had reportedly said he would appeal the sentencing in his home country.

Comments
  • Azwihangwisi - 2012-12-09 14:47

    all the criminals always see our country as a place of hiding

      Erna - 2012-12-09 16:54

      Because it's so easy.

  • Tello Moleko - 2012-12-09 14:50

    go back to yo country man,we have own criminals to live with,pls go

      joe.smit.549 - 2012-12-09 14:59

      They like it here. They are protected!

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-12-09 14:59

    A 'President' has been set. Lol.

      jeff.summers.16100 - 2012-12-09 15:47

      Haha! Nice one...

      BulletProof. - 2012-12-09 15:55

      That was a fast clever one.

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-12-09 15:54

    He is in SA to impart his skills to less priveledged South Africans.

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-12-09 16:15

    Who on earth in SA is protecting this man? All very 'fishy' to me.

      saintbruce.bruce - 2012-12-10 09:37

      The ones he pays to provide him safe passage. Mafia the world over do this to easy meat [ Government and cops]. Entered on a false passport ! Export him immediately so that he can appeal his conviction from inside his own country!

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-09 16:39

    Once more the status of 'refugee' is to be used and abused so that individuals can pursue their personal goals. What a pity no one in government gets embarressed or ashamed of their inadequacies.

  • Erna - 2012-12-09 16:51

    Hopefully he doesn't get refugee status - we have enough criminals of our own.

  • Benjamin - 2012-12-09 21:21

    Get out of our country scumbag

  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-12-09 21:44

    11 years for R227 mill. not such a bad proposition, i'm sure the 227 will still be here when he gets out.

  • flysouth - 2012-12-10 09:00

    Deport this criminal scum immediately.

  • thomas.w.reid.77 - 2013-01-09 22:23

    "Criminal" is written all over this guy. Send him back where he comes from!

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