Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:12 am
Ex-Croat PM at corruption trial: I'm no criminal
The Associated Press
In his closing argument Thursday, Sanader said "I am no criminal, but a man who won legitimacy from the Croatian people."
The Municipal Court in the capital of Zagreb will hand down the verdict Tuesday.
Sanader is the highest-ranking former official tried for alleged graft in Croatia, which has pledged to fight corruption ahead of joining the European Union in 2013. He was charged with taking bribes for a multimillion credit deal with an Austrian bank and from Hungary's company MOL to secure the controlling rights in Croatia's state oil firm.