Fugitive Czech businessman to be extradited to the Czech Republic

A Swiss court has upheld an extradition order for fugitive Czech businessman Tomas Pitr. The decision is final. Pitr has been on the run since June 2007, when he didn't report to prison for a five-year sentence for tax fraud to the tune of 51 million crowns. Earlier this year, he faced a second, separate conviction for securities fraud, receiving a three-year sentence. Swiss police detained Pitr in July of last year in the resort town of St. Moritz. Pitr had contested the extradition order of the Swiss Justice ministry.