SCPC Files Initiative for Criminal Prosecution of Ex-ESM Head

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) has filed an initiative before the Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecution of Organised Crime and Corruption for the criminal prosecution of a former ESM head, as well as of ESM and Economy Ministry officials concerning the tender for procurement of mazut for the Negotino plant.

The persons were members of the public procurement commission concerning the tender worth 212 million euros, won by Ratko Kapusevski’s company, RKM.

SCPC member Goran Trpenoski said there were suspicions that the persons had abused official duty and caused a crisis and a mazut price increase, thus enabling a big profit for RKM. There are suspicions of monopoly association, tax evasion, and other crimes.