North Macedonia Convicts Ex-Secret Police Chief of Procurement Scam

The Criminal Court in Skopje found Saso Mijalkov guilty in a first-instance verdict on Tuesday of abuse of office and authority for the illicit purchase of surveillance equipment under the former authoritarian regime led by the secret police chief's cousin, Nikola Gruevski.

MEP Elena Yoncheva Under Fire for Alleged Money Laundering

The Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) has filed a claim in court for the confiscation of BGN 158,000 from MEP Elena Yoncheva.

The claim was lodged on March 17 to the Sofia City Court, and Yoncheva became the subject of a probe by the Commission then headed by Sotir Tsatsarov after she was charged with money laundering in early 2019.

Risk of Rigged Election High in Bulgaria – Anti-Corruption Fund

The NGO Anti-Corruption Fund says that Bulgaria is facing a serious risk of electoral fraud at upcoming elections on 4 April, with irregularities found at one in every five polling stations.

The NGO analysed a total of 2,554 polling stations of a total of about 11,000 and estimated that around 5% of all votes cast could be subject to fraud.

Manhunt: Tracking the Fugitive Killers of Serbian PM Zoran Djindjic

On April 5 this year at Belgrade Higher Court, the trial will start for an attempted murder in a village near Zagreb in Croatia in June 2010.

Both the suspect and the victim, Milos Simovic and Sretko Kalinic, are Serbian citizens and former members of a notorious criminal gang.