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Ex-Croat PM denies allegations of corruption
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Ex-Croat PM denies allegations of corruption

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The former Croatian prime minister has denied allegations of corruption while in office and refused to answer questions posed by Croatia's anti-graft prosecutors.

(AP) — The former Croatian prime minister has denied allegations of corruption while in office and refused to answer questions posed by Croatia's anti-graft prosecutors.

Ivo Sanader's lawyer Cedo Prodanovic said Thursday his client did not want to make prosecutors' job easy. Sanader is to be questioned again next week.

The former prime minister was extradited on Monday from Austria to Croatia where he faces five investigations of corruption alleging he accepted bribes and siphoned millions of dollars in state money to his and his party's pockets.

Sanader left Croatia in December just as authorities launched the investigations and issued an international arrest warrant.

Sanader's lawyer says his client will be examined by doctors for leg problems.