Ten people accused of tax evasion and money laundering


The anti-corruption police has accused ten people of tax evasion and money-laundering, the ctk news agency reports. According to a police spokesman the accused imported petrol to the Czech Republic from neighbouring Austria reselling it through a series of fictitious companies and doctoring documents to avoid paying tax. They laundered the profits through fictitious operations in firms set up in the Netherlands, Austria, Spain and Cyprus. The damage to state coffers has been estimated at 785 million crowns. The accused could face up to ten years in prison.