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Country jails its richest man

By Sapa-AP | Dec 14, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

For allegedly enriching himself from a privatisation deal

BELGRADE, Serbia - A judge has ordered Serbia’s richest man to spend 30 days in prison, pending trial, after his arrest on suspicion of corruption.

Billionaire retail tycoon Miroslav Miskovic, one of the Balkan country’s most influential figures, was arrested along with his son Marko and eight others.

The arrests are in connection with the privatization of several Serbian road construction companies in 2005, during which the suspects allegedly gained illegal profits of about ?30 million ($39 million).

Miskovic, his son and four others were handed 30 days in jail on Friday.

The rest were freed pending trial.

The arrest was part of an anti-corruption sweep launched by Serbia’s new nationalist-led government. Critics say the campaign has mostly been aimed at political opponents.

Serbia must fight widespread graft to fulfill its goal of joining the EU.

COMMENTS [ 7 ]

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This is not fair. Rich people should never do jail time this messes up the entire world order!

Dec 14, 2012 12:25 | 0 replies

We should do the same, put them in jail and take all their Assets, here at home we must start with the most corrupt ANC Leader, in the history of this organisation, I have never heard of a corrupt leader like this one, he is an embarrasment to the ANC, shame on you, if you win in Mangaung because you are good at buying votes, it is ok, but the ANC should know, People with sense, will never vote for the ANC in 2014.

Dec 14, 2012 12:34 | 0 replies

Moffdat, true that. Imagine the shock for all the other world crooks.

Dec 14, 2012 12:37 | 0 replies

we have this "anti-corruption sweep" in SA, we wont have a president or a presidential board

Dec 14, 2012 1:56 | 0 replies

"The arrest was part of an anti-corruption"
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The statement said it all, if they can deploy that sydicate in SA, the whole ANC cabinet will go to jail

Dec 14, 2012 2:14 | 0 replies

Where in Afrique would this happen? yet we wonder why the cycle of riches and poverty continues.

Dec 16, 2012 11:53 | 0 replies


Zuma is the best at escaping justice and enriching himself and his Comrades. This is all he has done since he was used to displace the Mbeki cabal. The ANC leadership are to blame.

Dec 18, 2012 5:18 | 0 replies