Prague - Czech police received another confirmation that entrepreneur Tomáš Pitr, sentenced to 5 years in prison in the Czech Republic for tax evasion, has found refuge in Europe, most likely in Switzerland.
Czech server Novinky.cz informed that the Interpol HQ in Bern, Switzerland officially sent the Czech police a number of questions inquiring about the crimes comitted by Pitr.
An international warrant has been issued on the former co-owner of the food industry giant Setuza.
Prague court judge Petr Novák informed Aktuálně.cz that the Swiss report indicates that they have localized Pitr's whereabouts and at the moment they are verifying whether the crimes Pitr is accused of in the Czech Republic are also punishable in Switzerland.
Passion for football and women
Czech police has been searching for Pitr for more than a year now, and the latest development only confirms previous information on his whereabouts.
The first speculation about Pitr living in Switzerland emerged during the European football championship held this year in Switzerland, after some of Czech football fans reported they have spotted Pitr at one of the football matches.
Two weeks ago, the sources from Czech police that wanted to stay anonymous informed Aktuálně.cz that the police has traced down Pitr, mostly due to the business he made with his off-shore Caribbean companies.
Golf club dealings
Until July this year, the golf club area in Karlštejn belonged to Lusaka company that is registered in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Carribean sea.
According to the Czech trade registry, the facility is currently owned by Fireworks Limited firm that comes from Anguilla, also registered in the Carribean.
A reliable police source that is familiar with the case confirmed to Aktuálně.cz that both companies are closely linked to Tomáš Pitr.