Another amnesty overturned

The Supreme Court has annulled the amnesty granted to three men accused of fraud and embezzlement in a case surrounding a trading company Monterey Capital. Václav Vojíř, Jan Anděl and Daniel Pajer were accused of embezzling almost 26 million crowns in currency trading deals in the early 2000’s. According to a decision by a Prague court earlier this year, the defendants were eligible for the amnesty announced on new year’s day by then president Václav Klaus because the investigation into the case had gone on for more than eight years without trial. The Supreme State Attorney argued that the investigation only began in 2005, thus making it less than eight years.

Author: Masha Volynsky