Janoušek formally asks court to delay sentence on health grounds


Influential businessman Roman Janoušek, who is due to serve four and a half years in jail over a hit and run incident, has filed a request with Prague Municipal Court to postpone his sentence on health grounds. His lawyer had previously stated that Mr. Janoušek had health problems following a brain operation and would need further surgery. One newspaper reported that he had been ordered to begin serving his sentence on November 18. The businessman’s hit and run incident came in 2012, days after a newspaper published wiretaps indicating that he had held considerable influence over politicians and officials in Prague, including former mayor Pavel Bém.