Fugitive businessman extradited to Czech Republic

Swiss authorities on Wednesday extradited fugitive Czech businessman Tomáš Pitr who fled the country after being sentenced to five years in prison for tax fraud. A spokesman for the Swiss Justice Ministry said Mr Pitr arrived in Prague in the afternoon, accompanied by three Czech police officers. Tomáš Pitr was arrested in Switzerland two years ago; his extradition was made possible after he voluntarily withdrew a petition for asylum in that country following a Prague court decision to allow his case to be re-opened.

Author: Jan Richter