Court hears massive tax fraud case

The Regional Court of Ostrava is hearing a tax evasion case involving hundreds of millions of crowns traded in fuels. According to the state prosecutor, entrepreneur Radomír Vybíral, his son Roman and five other accomplices cost the state at least half a billion crowns through consumer tax fraud. Vybíral spent seven months in prison six years ago on similar charges involving a sum of 160 million, but was released on lack of evidence. Experts have compared the scale of the suspected fraud to cases involving light heating oil in the early 90s that may have cost the state up to 100 billion crowns.