Stanko Subotic, a businessman twice indicted for cigarette smuggling and known for his links to an alleged drug lord, is set to make millions from the expansion of Belgrade's airport.
Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport. (Photo: KRIK)
After months of post-poned trials and seven years of litigation, the Belgrade Court of Appeals acquitted controversial businessman Stanko Subotic of cigarette smuggling charges in a final ruling which cannot be appealed by the prosecution.
The trial of a wealthy Serbian businessman with alleged criminal links was postponed on Tuesday for the third time after one of the defendants failed to appear in court, pleading sudden illness.
Serbia's Supreme court in May found that a lower appeals court had improperly rejected potentially incriminating evidence against businessman Stanko Subotic – an act that helped lead to his acquittal last December on charges including smuggling, OCCRP partner the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) reported.
Serbian police have questioned prominent businessman Miroslav Miskovic in connection with an assasination attempt on former politician and business magnate Milan Beko.
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