A Zagreb County Court investigating judge on Tuesday lifted the precautionary measures that had led to the pre-trial detention of former Dinamo Zagreb Football Club manager Zdravko Mamic and if the decision becomes final, Mamic will also be paid back 14 million kuna (2 million euro) bail.
The motion to lift the precautionary measures was filed by the defence with prosecutors from the Office for Prevention of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) said they would appeal. A final decision will be made by a non-trial panel of Zagreb County Court judges.
Speaking to Hina, Mamic's lawyer Mate Matic recalled that the detention order had been issued against his client because of a risk of repeating the crime and tampering with witnesses. He said there was no reason for that any more because Mamic had resigned from all positions of influence, and that there were only four witnesses, foreign nationals, left to be heard, but USKOK has failed to contact them in the last year and a half.
Mamic is charged in several cases with leading a ring that siphoned over 280 million kuna (38 million euro) from Dinamo, mostly through player transfers.