According to unofficial information, the city employees received money from the businessmen who wanted to land jobs from the city.
The media reported that one of those arrested was Zdranko Čabraja, a member of late mayor Milan Bandić’s Labour and Solidarity Party’s city committee.
A number of persons connected with Bandić were arrested yesterday, including the HRT public broadcaster’s director, Kazimir Bačić, allegedly suspected of influence-peddling in exchange for a flat he was given as a bribe by businessman Milan Lončarić, also arrested on Wednesday.
Media reported that Bačić allegedly mediated between Lončarić and Bandić for the legalization of the Gardens of Light projects and that he personally brought money to Bandić in his office.
Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomašević yesterday confirmed the arrest of two city employees, the head of the mayor’s staff service, Andreja Šulentić, and former Bandić chauffeur Zdravko Krajina.
Among those arrested yesterday are another Bandić chauffer, Vladimir Žaja, a former head of the Commission for the lease of public areas, Jelena Čeklić, the head of the mayor’s staff service, Andreja Šulentić, Denis Mohenski, also known as the King of Advent, and Ana Stavljenić Rukavina, a former associate of Bandić’s.
The police and USKOK are expected to say more about the arrests during the day.
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