Former police officer now works for Tomas Pitr

07-04-2007

A former top officer from the Czech police's organised crime unit is now working for controversial entrepreneur Tomas Pitr, a man he previously investigated, Mlada fronta Dnes reported on Saturday. Previously, while working for the police, Ludek Zakovec had participated in the investigation of the murder of Tomas Pitr's former business partner Frantisek Mrazek and the paper points out that he could now have sensitive information relating to the case. Deputy police president Frantisek Snopek described the news as "serious" but declined to comment further. Tomas Pitr was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for serious tax fraud two years ago, but is currently appealing the decision.