Celje District Court Judge Marko Brisnik sentenced former Vegrad director Hilda Tovsak, who admitted the offense of damaging this construction company, to a single suspended sentence of four years and five months in prison, with a probation of eight years. However, Matej Košič, the first accused in this case, did not admit guilt at the pre-trial hearing.
The judge ordered Tovshakova to transfer € 403,000 of illegally obtained benefits to the state budget.
The judge, however, followed the prosecutor's request Joze Levasic, who suggested that Tovšakovo he is sentenced to six months' imprisonment for a term of abuse of office with a probationary period of five years. However, since Tovšak was already sentenced to four years of probation for eight years on probation for two counts of fraudulent business fraud, he was sentenced to a single sentence today.
In addition, the judge is a Molet-owned company Bucket, ordered it to transfer to the state budget EUR 403,000 of illegally obtained benefits.
The prosecutor accused Tovšakovi of complicity with the first accused, the former director of Vegrad's subsidiary Vedela Real Estate Košičem, between 2008 and 2010, through the sale of some real estate in several locations across Slovenia, acquired the company Molet, owned by Kosic, for about 400,000 euros of unlawful benefit.
Tovšak said at today's hearing that the damage dealt with by Vegrad at this time did not have any benefit on its own, since all transactions were carried out by Košič.
Prosecutor accuses Kosic of misusing his position as director of Vedela Real Estate in the purchase of real estate he sold to Hypo Leasing and then leased them back. Kosic dismissed the blame, saying that Molet, whom he represented, did not gain any unlawful advantage.
His advocate Anita Peček Stramshak she suggested that the court appoint financial and tax experts, exclude Judge Brisnik and exclude certain documents from the investigation. The trial for Kosic will thus begin when Petra Giacomelli, the President of the Celje District Court, decides on the possible exclusion of Judge Brisnik.
At a January hearing in this case, Brisnik sentenced the former DMA CEO Damian Bole, who was charged by the prosecutor with the criminal offense of Assistance in Abuse and Money Laundering. She was sentenced to 23 months of probation with a four-year probation and a payment of $ 3,000.
Against Tovshakova, who was sentenced to several years in prison after being convicted in the Clean Shovel case in prison, otherwise criminal proceedings are pending in Celje District Court on charges of abuse of office and money laundering in the purchase of Delamaris shares and in Ljubljana District Court for abuse of office and laundering money in Hypo Bank.