On 13 November, OCCRP reported that a Croatian court has sentenced the country’s former Prime Minister, Ivo Sanader, to 8 years in prison for syphoning state-owned assets through a private marketing company, keeping some of it for himself and putting the rest into his party’s secret slush fund while he was in office.  Besides Sanader, the court also sentenced his associates, the HDZ’ party’s former treasurer, Mladen Barišić, to 2 years and 10 months in jail, and the party’s former financial clerk, Branka Pavošević, to 16 months jail.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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