Officials leave for Bahamas to negotiate extradition of Viktor Kozeny

27-03-2006

The daily Mlada Fronta Dnes reported on Monday that a three member delegation led by deputy justice minister Roman Polasek had left for the Bahamas to try to persuade the local authorities to extradite Viktor Kozeny to the Czech Republic rather than the United States. Mr Kozeny is wanted for extensive fraud in both countries. The Czech authorities say that they filed an extradition request before the United States, which on the other hand has been more successful in getting Mr Kozeny arrested and jailed in the Bahamas where he had been living a life of luxury as an Irish citizen.