Czech businessman in Mexico suspected of blackmail

A Czech businessman, Jiří Skalický, was detained this week by the police in Mexico on suspicion of blackmail. Mr Skalický’s business partner told police that he had demanded a substantial sum of money in exchange for the safety of the man’s family, which the 48-year old Czech has denied, saying that the two are in a financial dispute. The Mexican authorities will decide on Thursday if they will press charges against Mr Skalický.

Author: Masha Volynsky