Preliminary Hearing for Ex-PM Sanader Retrial Set for September 7

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Former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader gets his next court date.

Former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, whose verdicts were revoked by the Constitutional Court in Zagreb earlier this month, has been given a date for the start of proceedings for a retrial, according to a report in Balkan Insight on July 31, 2015:

“Zagreb county court has scheduled the start of Sanader’s retrial for September 7 on charges of abuse of office, war profiteering and bribery.

“Sanader’s eight-and-a-half-year sentence was revoked by the constitutional court on Monday due to procedural errors.

“He had been convicted of receiving an illegal fee in talks between Austria’s Hypo Bank and the Croatian government between end of 1994 and March 1995, during the war in the country.

“He was also found guilty of receiving a 10 million euro bribe from officials at Hungarian energy company MOL during its acquisition of a share in Croatia’s energy company INA in 2008-09.”

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