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Former prime minister sentenced to prison

Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM

ZAGREB, Croatia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A judge in Zagreb has sentenced former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in prison for war profiteering and corruption, prosecutors said.

Sanader becomes the first premier from the former Yugoslav region to be tried and found guilty of profiting from the war, B92 reported Wednesday.

Prosecutors had sought the maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for Sanader.

In addition to jail time, Sanader has been ordered to reimburse the state $4.6 million for money he gained unlawfully.

He is currently undergoing another corruption trial on charges of transferring money from state institutions to an HDZ party slush fund.

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