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Former Czechoslovak Spy At RFE/RL Sentenced For Fraud

OLOMOUC, Czech Republic -- A former Czechoslovakia spy who planned bomb attacks against RFE/RL's headquarters in Munich has been given a six-year jail term for insurance fraud, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Pavel Minarik was found guilty of planning for a truck carrying optical fiber cable to a private Ukrainian company to be involved in an accident and fire so that he could collect millions of dollars in insurance money.

Minarik, who worked as a journalist at RFE/RL in Munich while spying for Czechoslovakia from 1969-1976, was found guilty in 1993 of planning a bomb attack inside RFE/RL headquarters in Munich in the early 1970s and sentenced to four years in jail. The attack was never carried out.