CZECH daily Mladá Fronta Dnes has published a photograph of fugitive murder suspect Karol Mello apparently sitting in a popular Prague restaurant. The Sme daily reported on June 11 that the picture was probably taken last autumn, when Mello had already been in hiding for months and Interpol was searching for him.
Sme wrote that the photo was taken by businessman Čestmír Vašák, co-owner of Escade, an erotic nightclub in the Prague district of Nusle, according to Mladá Fronta Dnes journalist Jaroslav Kmenta, Sme wrote.
Mello, an alleged mafia boss, is accused of a double murder in the village of Most pri Bratislave in 2004. After successfully eluding arrest for six years, Polish special police forces arrested Mello in Krakow in October 2010 but he was released from custody last May by a Slovak courts, reportedly due to procedural errors.