Following the release of a series of audio and video recordings showing or hearing leaders of political parties, party and government officials with hints of corrupt deals, Interior Minister Nake Culev says that so far only the former director of the Health Fund Den Doncev had been summoned for questioning.
For the other few recordings, which have been leaked in the past few days, in which the leader of the ruling SDSM Zoran Zaev, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski and the general secretary of the government Dragi Rashkovski are allegedly involved, no one has been called in for questioning yet, but Culev said the police were on high alert.
“I have pointed out to my colleagues that they have my support, if they consider it, regardless of the momentum before the election and whether the person to be summoned to provide additional information and information comes from one or another political option and the level that they have it in the society, to act indiscriminately and to call them,” said Minister Culev.
After Den Doncev’s questioning, the official note will be submitted today to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption. Culev said that so far there was no support from other institutions, primarily from the Prosecutor’s Office in solving the case.
“An institution that should conduct such procedures in accordance with the Law on Criminal Procedure is the Public Prosecutor’s Office. However, as you can see, the Public Prosecutor’s Office is not acting. Even the Prosecutor’s Office publicly called on us, the Ministry of Interior and the Financial Police Directorate to act on the basis of that public call and on the basis of the professional perceptions of our colleagues, we acted and called Den Doncev in for questioning. We prepared a record of the questioning, i.e. an official note, which today will be submitted to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption,” Culev said.
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