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Croatian ex-deputy PM detained for abuse of office

Croatian ex-deputy PM detained for abuse of office

A lawyer says that a former deputy prime minister has been detained on charges of abusing office while in the government.
Police spokesman Krunoslav Borovec has confirmed that Damir Polancec was arrested on Tuesday. Borovec was also economics minister before resigning in October.
Polancec's lawyer, Anto Nobilo, says his client is suspected of abuse of office, but didn't know the exact charges.
Local media has repeatedly linked Polancec with a corruption case against the managers of the food company Podravka, including two former CEOs. They are suspected of embezzling money from the company in 2006 to buy its shares for themselves and take control of it.
Polancec was a member of Podravka's supervisory board. He denies wrongdoing.


Updated : 2021-10-25 16:03 GMT+08:00