Fugitive Czech businessman arrested in Vienna

Police in Vienna, Austria have arrested the fugitive Czech businessman Roman Vaškůj, a Czech police spokeswoman said on Thursday. The arrest took place on Wednesday. Mr Vaškůj had been sentenced to 7.5 years in prison by Czech courts for tax evasion of around 500 million crowns. The controversial businessman was also involved in a corruption scandal related to the former Czech vice prime minister Jiří Čunek.

Author: Jan Richter