SA targets Krejcir for tax evasion
SOUTH African law enforcement, which has so far failed to nail convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir for violent crime, has gone after him Al Capone-style, for tax evasion.
This comes as 12 people who have died, two on trial and one fighting extradition, have all been linked to Krejcir, prompting his neighbours in Bedfordview to vow to petition Parliament to have the underworld figure ousted from their formerly quiet suburb.
At about 4pm yesterday, Sars served Krejcir with a preservation order which stated that all his assets had been placed under the control of a curator.
Just like Capone – an American gangster thought to be involved in illegal activities including murder, smuggling, prostitution and bootlegging liquor in the 1920s – Krejcir is being investigated for tax evasion.
Sars reportedly acted in terms of the Tax Administration Act, based on the view that Krejcir owed more than R59 million in taxes, penalties and interest.
Many of his companies are however owned by his wife.
The court order also granted seizure of control of the assets of