Nov. 20 - Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader arrives at Zagreb's county court before being issued a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader arrived at Zagreb's county court on Tuesday (November 20) for sentencing over taking bribes from two foreign companies. Sanader was then sentenced to 10 years in prison, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. The county court found Sanader guilty of agreeing in 2008 to accept a payment from Hungary's energy group MOL of 5 million euros in exchange for granting it full management rights over Croatia's oil concern INA. Sanader has strongly denied wrongdoing and dismissed the trial as politically motivated.