Former Vukovar Mayor Zeljko Sabo was on Monday released from prison on probation after serving his sentence for bribing MPs, Sabo's attorney said.
Sabo spent a little less than eight months in prison and is due to be on probation an additional eight months, his attorney Anto Nobilo told Hina.
According to the anti-corruption office (USKOK), in mid-2013, in an attempt to secure a majority for his Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Vukovar City Council, Sabo bribed two Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) councillors. However, one of the councillors recorded a conversation in which the bribe was offered, which led to the charges and Sabo's conviction of 16 months. The Supreme Court upheld the conviction but changed the sentence from 16 months' imprisonment to eight months in prison and eight months on probation.