Czech ambassador to Thailand charged with fraud

27-12-2011

The Czech ambassador to Thailand, and former general secretary of the country’s foreign ministry, Milan Sedláček, has been charged with fraud and will be tried in a Czech court, along with two other people, the news website tyden.cz reported on Tuesday. Mr Sedláček faces accusations of embezzling some 1.5 million crowns for seminars that were supposed to take place in China, Singapore and Hong Kong in 2008; however, the police suspect the events never took place. The ambassador has been recalled to the Czech Republic pending trial.