Statewatch article: RefNo# 37253
Macedonia: Wiretap Investigation Targets Secret Police, Ex-PMs Relative
Statewatch News Online, October 2016
"A special prosecutor in Macedonia announced Wednesday it was investigating four interior ministry and counter intelligence officials for allegedly defrauding the state of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a deal to buy surveillance equipment. Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) partner Nova TV has reported a relative of the former prime minister is among the suspects.

mijalkov11Former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov (Photo: Nova TV)The investigation is the latest step by a special prosecutor set up in the Balkan country after the release of mass wiretaps last year of roughly 20,000 people allegedly ordered by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The recordings allegedly show wrongdoing by former officials, including Gruevski himself."


See: Macedonia: Wiretap Investigation Targets Secret Police, Ex-PMs Relative (occrp.org/en, link)

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