Court raises sentence for former Social Democrat MP

An appellate court in Olomouc on Tuesday raised the sentence for former MP Petr Wolf from five to six years in prison. Mr Wolf, who joined the lower house in 2006 on Social Democrat ticket but later supported the centre-right government, was convicted of embezzling 11 million crowns of public money. The court also handed him a fine of 5 million crowns and banned him from holding positions in commercial firms for eight years.

Author: Jan Richter