Marovic to return more than €1m to the state and to spend 22 months in prison

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The High Court in Podgorica adopted the plea agreement, which Svetozar Marovic agreed with the prosecutor’s office, CDM learns. Under the agreement, Marovic admitted to the fraud and abuse of office in the cases related to construction of Donji Bulevar (Lower Boulevard) and the road in Krapina village, as well as in the cases of Properti Investment and Copyright. He agreed to one year and ten months prison term and €50,000 fine. He agreed to return €1.1m to the state budget.

After the decision on the plea agreement adoption becomes final, the court shall not later than three days make a verdict finding the accused guilty in accordance with the adopted agreement.

In addition, the decision on another plea agreement is expected to be made on 9 September. According to the agreement, Marovic accepted to spend 30 months in prison and pay €50,000 to charity.

The two agreements are related to a total of eight Budva affairs, ie illegally engaging certain companies for construction of the Lower Boulevard in Budva, the road in Krapina, construction of the collectors in Becici, as well as in the cases of Property Investment, Copyright, Prijevor, Jaz and TQ Plaza.

Prosecutors accuse Marovic of being the head of a criminal group, but not of gaining any financial benefit.

Cooperation witnesses Rajko Kuljaca, Igor Trnski and Mirko Latinovic stated Marovic was the boss of a criminal organisation.

In the Special Prosecutor’s Office, they said that Marovic led all controversial operations and that the deals were made upon his orders.

For the first time since he was arrested in December 2015, Svetozar Marovic addressed the public. His statement can be read HERE.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro