Former MP on the run asks for presidential pardon

Former MP Petr Wolf, who is on the run after being sentenced to 6 years for fraud, has asked for a presidential pardon. Mr. Wolf went into hiding shortly before he was due to start serving his prison sentence two years ago. His wife also received a conditional sentence and a million crown fine. The former deputy claims that the verdicts are unjust, but he continued sending financial instalments towards the fine, even while he was on the run. The Justice Ministry has confirmed receiving his request for a pardon and will consider whether to pass it on to the Office of the President.