Court decision on indictment against Bandic not before mid-2016

An indictment against Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic in the Agram graft case comprises more than 400 pages and the court could possibly examine its validity in mid-2016 at the earliest, the Zagreb County Court reported on Friday.

The court on Friday received the anti-corruption agency USKOK's indictment against Bandic and his associates and 'business partners' in city-owned companies in the graft case estimated at HRK 20 million.

The indictment must first be delivered to all 16 indictees and two indicted companies, after which they have a month to respond to the charges. Only then will the legal deadlines commence and the court will not be able to examine the indictment before June next year.

Only in the case that the indictment is upheld will a preparatory hearing be convened to determine a trial date.

Last update: Thu, 24/12/2015 - 00:30
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