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Croatian ex PM sentenced to 10 years in prison

Croatian ex PM sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader who was arrested in Austria as he fled police was sentenced for 10 years in prison on Tuesday.

He spent several months in an Austrian prison awaiting extradition back to Croatia.

The court in Zagreb found him guilty of receiving bribes from Austrian Hypo Bank and Hungarian oil giant MOL.

Judge Ivan Turudic also ordered Sanader to pay back 3.6 million Croatian kuna to the country's budget in next 15 days.

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