Appeal Court confirms Gruevski’s prison sentence

Appeal Court confirms Gruevski’s prison sentence

Appeal Court in Skopje has rejected the appeal of the former PM Nikola Gruevski in a case codenamed “Tank” and upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance which handed Gruevski a two year prison sentence.

In the same case, the court partially accepted the motion filed by the former deputy minister of Interior, Gjoko Popovski and sentenced him to four years and six months in prison.

In the case involving the purchase of a luxury Mercedez Benz for the amount of 600 thousand eurors, on May 23 of this year, the Court of First Instance in Skopje sentenced Gjoko Popovski to six years in prison, while the former PM, Nikola Gruevski was sentenced to two years in prison. /ibna/