Fugitive ex-MP Wolf says conviction may have been politically motivated in TV interview

Fugitive former MP Petr Wolf says he would not be able to defend himself effectively if he were in prison. In an interview for the TV station Prima given via table, Mr. Wolf – in large sunglasses and with a full beard – suggested that his conviction on grant fraud charges may have been politically motivated. In 2008 he quit the then governing Social Democrats and backed opponents the Civic Democrats in several votes. The former politician, who insists he is innocent, went on the run in 2013 after being handed a five-year prison term and a fine of CZK 1,000,000, which he has paid.

Author: Ian Willoughby