United States detains convicted Czech embezzler

02-03-2007

Police in the United States have detained 36-year-old Czech businessman Vit Studlar who was convicted of embezzlement in the Czech Republic but went missing in 2005 before he was to start serving his seven-year prison sentence, the Czech daily Pravo writes. Mr Studlar is to be deported from the United States to the Czech Republic next week and escorted to prison. Mr Studlar who worked in the used car business was found guilty of cheating his customers out of 19 million crowns (890,000 US dollars).