The investigation by the codename “Tabla” („Board“) was launched on 23.03.2017, against one person suspected of “Abuse of Official Position and Authorization” under Article 353 paragraph 5 with regard to paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code, on suspicion that the suspect, on 28.06.2006, in the city of Kicevo, in his capacity as an official persons – Principal of a School, abused his/her official position and authorization and brought financial benefit to one legal entity.
Namely, a reasonable suspicion exists that without conducting a public procurement procedure and contrary to the responsibilities assigned with a decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of RM, the suspect with the intention of brining financial benefit to the legal entity B. DOOEL Kicevo, concluded a Contract for construction of a new school in the village of Gorno Strogomiste, in the municipality of Kicevo, worth 12,346,394 MKD or 200,000 EUR. The investigation is still ongoing.
2. TALIR (NSK-KO 11/17)
The investigation by the codename “Talir” (“Thalir”) was launched on 22.05.2017 against 11 persons suspected of “Money Laundering and Other Proceeds of Crime”, under Article 273, paragraph 5 with regard to paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code, 9 of whom are suspected of having direct involvement and two of aiding and abetting, i.e. due to the existence of reasonable suspicion, 5 persons out of the total of 11 suspects come under suspicion of “Abuse of Official Position and Authorization”, under Article 353, paragraph 4 with regard to paragraph 3 with regard to paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code, two of whom as immediate perpetrators, and three as aiders and abettors.
Namely, the subject of investigation is illegal funding of a political party committed by the suspects through abuse of official position and authorization. There is a reasonable suspicion that even though the prime suspect as president of the political party was familiar with the legal restrictions, nonetheless, he allowed funding of the political party which was contrary to the legal provisions in the period from 2009 until the end of 2015, acting from personal motives related to the strengthening of his/her political power and his/her status in the party and the state as well as assuming full control over the political party. The investigation is still ongoing.