Tag Archives: Special Prosecutor’s Office

Hearing over Titanic Case Postponed for 23 November

Wednesday’s hearing over the Titanic case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), was postponed for 23 November because there were no conditions for it to be held. Former PM Nikola Gruevski, who is in Hungary, wasn’t present. Former Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski and ex-Government Sec Gen Kiril Bozinovski, who have been in detention in the prison ...

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Empire Case: Defence’s Appeals Rejected

At Wednesday’s public session, the Criminal Court’s Criminal Council rejected the appeals filed by the defence and confirmed the decisions made by the judge in a previous procedure to accept the proposal for a detention measure in the Empire case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office. There are 13 suspects in the case, including the former UBK Director, Saso Mijalkov. ...

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Trial over Titanic 2 Case Postponed for 3 December

Tuesday’s hearing over the Titanic 2 case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), was postponed for 3 December. The hearing was supposed to see material evidence presented. Judge Ognen Stavrev said the defence had three days to say whether it would propose some of the defendants as witnesses. Also, he stated that he had accepted Ljupka Gugucevska, Admir Shabani ...

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Empire Case: Court Freezes Companies’ Assets

The defence of businessperson Jordan Kamcev, who is detained within the frameworks of the Empire case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), will request for the decision on the detention order to be re-examined because it considers that he was detained by the SPO without a court warrant and taken to court while his companies were being searched. According ...

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30-day Detention Measure for Five Persons Including Kamcev in New SPO Case

A 30-day detention measure has been ordered for five suspects in the new case opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), dubbed “Empire”, Jordan Kamcev, Cvetan Pandeleski, Nenad Josifovic, Zorica Arsovska and Todor Mircevski, who were questioned on Friday before a judge in a previous judge. Prosecutors Katica Janeva and Lile Stefanovska picked up the decisions on the detention orders ...

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Hearing over Titanic Case Continues

On Wednesday, the hearing over the Titanic case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, was stopped at 1 pm. The decision was made because of the request filed by defendants Ilija Dimovski and Nikola Gruevski, who had previously said they needed to attend the session of the Committee on Constitutional Issues. Judge Osman Shabani accepted the request, under the condition ...

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Criminal Court Rejects VMRO-DPMNE’s Appeal Over frozen Assets

The Criminal Court has rejected VMRO-DPMNE’s appeal and confirmed the decision to freeze the party’s assets. The procedure is related to the Thalir case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). According to Hristijan Mickoski’s party, the decision to freeze the assets should be annulled because it is unfounded “In order to please PM Zoran Zaev, the obedient judiciary accepted ...

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Assets Frozen Within Frameworks of Investigation into Post Bank Case

On Friday, a judge in a previous procedure of the Criminal Court, upon a request from the Special Prosecutor’s Office, made a decision temporarily freezing assets in the investigation into the Post Bank case. The frozen assets of belong to Evropa 92 and NOEL export-import, as well as to the two legal entities’ owners, Ratko Dimitrovski and Tome Glavcev, respectively, ...

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Government against Impunity of Former Officials

The Government says the initiative filed by a lawyer to the Constitutional Court over the assessment of two articles in the Criminal Code goes beyond any logic and against a state governed by the rule of law. The Government has proposed to the Constitutional Court not to accept the initiative filed by a lawyer, who represents a former official in ...

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SPO Opens Six New High-Level Crime Cases

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), tasked with investigating high-level crimes, said Wednesday that it has opened six new investigations. They probe allegations involving financial damage to the national budget estimated at nearly €80 million. Each investigation has its codename, namely Gift, Propaganda, Design, Harmony, Base Stations and Patient. Former finance minister Zoran Stavreski and former transport minister Mile Janakieski and ...

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