Former Croatian Premier sentenced to 10 years in prison

Sanader was accused of corruption and abuse of power

20 November, 10:42

Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader

(ANSAmed) - Zagreb, November 20 - Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of charges of corruption and abuse of power.

A court ruled that Sanader received a kickback of nearly $695,000 for arranging a loan from the Austrian Hypo Bank in 1995.

He is the most high-profile politician ever to have been given a prison sentence in Croatia, which is set to join the European Union on July 1. (ANSAmed).

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