The Osijek County Court has upheld an indictment against Osijek-Baranja County head Vladimir Sisljagic for defrauding the county budget of more than 120,000 kuna (16,000 euros), the Office for the Prevention of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) said on Wednesday.
The indictment alleges that in 2011 and 2012 Sisljagic, with the assistance of two other defendants, demanded from companies that were to be awarded grants by the county authorities to pay him back 80 per cent of the amount reimbursed.
The two other defendants in the case are the former head of the County Development Agency, Martin Marolin, and the former chairman of the county legislature, Zlatko Maksimovic.
Media have speculated that the money from the grants, intended for small enterprises to upgrade their business, ended up in the coffers of the regional HDSSB party.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:46