The Special Prosecutor’s Office has launched a new investigation under the code name “Empire”, against Jordan Kamchev, Sasho Mijalkov, Nenad Josifovic, Cvetan Pandeseski, Ratka Kunoska Kamcheva, Hristina Kamcheva Stojceska, Zorica Arsovska, Liljana Gajdoska, Vladislav Stajkovic, Todor Mircevski, Dejan Janev, Vance Mijalchev and Jovanche Taskovski. They are suspected of criminal offenses such as criminal association, damage or privilege of creditors, abuse of office, fraud and money laundering and “other proceeds of crime”.
Through a statement released to the public, the SPO inform that in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, 12 searches were carried out and five suspects were detained, who during the day will be brought before a judge for a preliminary hearing. Certain measures will be requested to secure attendance.
“During the pre-trial procedure, sufficient evidence was provided which led to the reasonable suspicion that in the period from 2002 to 2013, the suspects had committed crimes and are now being charged personally and through legal entities. The investigation will expand and look into new individuals and new criminal acts very soon. In regards to securing property – claims from damaged parties and securing property that are proceeds from crime, measures will be requested for temporary seizure of property “, say the SPO.
In the investigation, dozens of cases were taken over, which were previously conducted by the public prosecutor’s offices. The SPO jurisdiction is established on the same principle.