published: 10.10.2013, 15:14 | updated: 10.10.2013 15:20:44
Bellinzona - The Swiss court found guilty Jiri Divis, Antonin Kolacek, Marek Cmejla, Petr Kraus and Oldrich Klimecky, Czech managers of the MUS coal-mining company, of fraud and money laundering today.
Kraus and Kolacek were immediately arrested. The rest were not present in the courtroom.
Belgian Jacques de Groote, aged 86, was only sentenced to a financial penalty.
The court meted out the sentences of 16 to 52 months to them. Kolacek was sentenced to four years and four months in prison, Klimecky to three years and one month, Kraus to three years, including one year and four months in prison, Divis to three years and ten months in prison and Cmejla to four years in prison.
All the defendants were sentenced to high financial penalties with a two-year postponement.
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