Paper tracks down former Czech spy living in America
The paper tracked Pravec down in a sleepy suburb in the American state of New Jersey — a planet away from Czechoslovakia of those 1960s.
Now Dwelling in a CZK23 million, five-bedroom house that may easily be confused for one of those properties featured in hit crime drama series The Sopranos, Mr. Pravec seems to have set his spying days.
The 88-year-old was initially shocked into silence when The Mail on Sunday faced him with his previous in his door.
After Demanding to know precisely how this paper had discovered details of the alleged secret meetings with the Labour grandee,” Mr. Pravec was provided a dossier of classified documents that laid bare his previous association.
Nevertheless, After pausing for a minute, Mr. Pravec appeared and, in a thick, gravelly Czech accent, tinged with a minor American twang, stated: I’m not discussing what happened in the 1960s.
According to a biography by his son Karel, an expert Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt that fights under the moniker Silver Fox, Mr. Pravec has been made to flee Czechoslovakia in 1980 after he uttered Soviet ruler. Almost 40 decades after, Mr. Pravec and his family seem to have mixed seamlessly into American culture.
Their large US home, about 20 miles north of New York City, is nestled in an acre of property and surrounded by woods.
With its double garage and generally American postbox in the front, no one Would assume that the occupant formerly compiled comprehensive reports for the Soviet regime. Mr. Pravec appeared shocked the MoS had managed to find him.
Source: Daily Mail