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During the eight hour questioning at USKOK's (Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime) headquarters last Friday, one of the leading players of the Croatian meat industry, Stjepan Fiolic admitted that he plotted the selling of the controversial Planinska Street building with ex Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader.
Under yet uncleared circumstances, the building owned by Fiolic was sold to the Croatian Ministry of Regional Development in 2009 at an excessively high price of 8 million Euros plus VAT. The transaction in which Fiolic illegaly profited from at least 26.4 million kunas (3.5 million Euros) was allegedly pushed in government by Ivo Sanader.
In his statement to USKOK, Fiolic also admitted giving almost 20 kilograms of meat every week to ex Croatian Minister of Finance Ivan Suker, generously ‘lending’ thousands of Euros to members of former ruling political party the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) as well as organising entertainment for the party leaders in his private venues over a period of time, reported 24sata.
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