JOHANNESBURG- Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in his home country the Czech Republic.
The appeal court in the Czech Republic on Wednesday confirmed a jail term handed to him in absentia for plotting the murder of a customs official and stripping the assets of a state own oil company.
Krejcr is currently serving a 35 year sentence in South Africa for attempted murder and kidnapping.
The supreme court ruled on Wednesday that Krejcr is sentenced to 15 years in home country after he was found guilty, the charges related to 2005 crimes which he committed before he fled the country.
He was found guilty of plotting the murder of a customs official, defrauding the state-owned petroleum company and of forging a promissory note that he was owed money by the former president.
The court also found him guilty of possession of illegal weapons and counterfeiting. The sentence now makes it more likely that Krejcir will be returned back to the Czech Republic.
Kempton Park Magistrates ruled last month that Krejcir can be extradited and it is now up to the justice minister to consider if he should be sent back home.
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