Budvans remain in custody

Extraordinary Chambers of the High Court in Podgorica made a decision that current and former officials of Budva municipality Lazar Radjenovic, Dragan Marovic, Aleksandar Ticic, Milenko Medigovic, Novak Klisic and Miodrag Samardzic remain in custody.

“Higher court in Podgorica decided to deny the complaint in the case of accused for abuse of public service position and Lazar Radjenovic, Dragan Marovic, Aleksandar Ticic, Milenko Medigovic, Novak Klisic and Djordje Pavlovic remained in custody while Goran Bojanic was released under surveilance”, it was announced from Higher court.

Marko Carevic, owner of construction company “Carinvest“ is the first witness to be heard within the investigation, and hearing will proceed today.

Manager of Budva municipality Milena Marovic-Bogdanovic, chief administrator Snezana Scepanovic and officers Dragica Popovic, Danijela Marotic and Milojka Kovacevic are released to defend themselves while at liberty, after the prosecution didn’t request detention for them.

Former president of Budva Rajko Kuljaca got a status of cooperation witness and is released, and some sources say that he was assigned police protection.

Among suspects is also officer of Budva municipality Miodrag Samardzic, who is on vacation in a neighboring country so he will be questioned upon return.

Prosecution is charging Budvans that they became members of a criminal group that was acting for a long time and that as a criminal organization they harmed city’s budget for more than ten million Euros.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro