Indictment against Osijek County head upheld

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.

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

More from Croatia

PM: Croatia must be leader in resolving problems in region

Croatia has great political responsibility as a stabilising factor in the region and a member of NATO and the EU,...

Interior Ministry dismisses HRW's claims that police are forcing aslyum seekers back to Serbia

The Croatian Ministry of the Interior on Friday dismissed as untruths and insinuations the claims by Human Rights...

French airlines and tour operators expanding their services to Croatia

French low-cost airlines Volotea and Transavia and online travel agency Karavel plan to expand their services to...

EUR 7 mln grant ensured for reconstruction of Osijek fortress

An agreement was signed on Friday in Osijek for a 7 million euro (about HRK 52 million) from the Europe Union for a...

Ukrainian president sees Croatia as trustworthy partner

Croatia is a trustworthy partner of Ukraine and we find Croatia's experience valuable in our struggle for...