The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has charged the Greek company “Aktor” for fraud and laundering 50 million euros in connection with the construction of a highway Demir Kapija – Smokvica, reported Greek media outlets “Protothema” and “Kathimerini”.
The case found itself under scrutiny by the public prosecutor after evidence was collected by OLAF.
The Greek construction company in 2012 won the tender for the construction of a 28 km section of the highway and the name “Aktor” became well known in the public domain in 2014, when SDSM made accusations that 3.5 million euros had been withdrawn from Macedonian bank accounts illegally.
SDSM presented documents and argued that Greek citizens through the branch of the Greek company “Aktor” in the country, had withdrawn millions of euros in cash from a branch of “Stopanska Bank – Skopje” in Negotino.
“Protothema” also wrote that some of the staff withdrew monthly salaries of 110,000 euros.
When “Meta” questioned the Public Prosecution for Organized Crime and Corruption two years ago, they stated they were collecting evidence necessary to solve the “Aktor” case.
“Given the complexity of the case, the prosecuting authority will take action to collect evidence necessary to establish the circumstances of the execution of this particular crime”, responded on March 2015, the Prosecutor’s Office.
Two years ago, at the request of the Greek state attorney’s office, Greek financial police arrested the owner of “Aktor”, Leonidas Bobolas, for tax evasion and debt to the state.