The Czech Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by former Czechoslovak intelligence agent Pavel Minarik, who was jailed in 2009 for insurance fraud.
Minarik is serving a four-year sentence for a fraudulent insurance claim tied to a staged truck accident in Ukraine.
From 1972 to 1976, Minarik worked in the Czechoslovak section of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich, which he had successfully infiltrated.
He spied on journalists for the communist regime and, it later emerged, also planned a terrorist attack on the station.
Upon his return to Prague, Minarik was publicly feted by the communist regime.
He became a self-styled businessman after the fall of communism.
Based on reporting by novinky.cz