Prague, Aug 11 (CTK) – The Czech Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs (UZSVM) is selling jewels for more than two million crowns that were owned by a convicted tax swindler, UZSVM spokesman Radek Lezatka told CTK Tuesday.

The jewels include watches, bracelets, rings and other valuable items.

“The state gained these items in its ownership based on a verdict by the Regional Court in Usti nad Labem (north Bohemia), confirmed by the High Court in Prague,” Lezatka said.

“In its verdict, the court ordered the forfeiture of the items seized during the home search as a punishment for tax and fees evasion and for the damage caused to the financial interests of the European communities,” Lezatka said.

The items the UZSVM is selling include women’s Breguet gold wristwatch worth 695,000 crowns, man’s massive Cartier wristwatch worth 540,000 crowns and a Dior ring.