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Croatian officers charged with corruption

ZAGREB, Jun 28, 2000 -- (AFP) Croatian military police have filed corruption charges against ten former and current senior defense officials, deputy attorney general Dragan Novosel said Tuesday.

Only the initials of the allegedly high-ranking army officers were revealed, but Defense Minister Jozo Rados told journalists that they were "well known public figures".

The Jutarnji List and Vecernji List newspapers had quoted unofficial sources saying that among those charged were generals Ljubo Cesic Rojs, Matko Kakarigi and Vladimir Zagorec.

They and others had served under the nationalist regime of former president Franjo Tudjman, and have frequently been mentioned in connection with other scandals.

Amongst other charges, they stand accused of defrauding the defence ministry of 14 million kuna (1.3 million dollars).



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