Attorney General of the Republic Marko Zvrlevski, the man who just recently said that for him, the Special Prosecution was a political prosecution has found himself in a bind after a “Bomb” released some startling information about him. In one of the “Bombs” of the opposition, the Attorney General was mentioned by two politicians, Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski and the former Minister of Interior, Gordana Jankuloska. According to their recording, Mr Zvrlevski helped them out by dismissing criminal charges brought against Mr Stavreski, the current Minister of Finance.
On the audio tape the opposition published on February the 15th, known as the the second “Bomb”, among others, you can listen as former Minister Jankulovska said she “mentioned to Marko” to dismiss the charge against Zoran Stavreski, and “Marko” then phoned and informed her that “you should know the task you gave me is done” ,and he told Ms Jankulovska on the tape, “I will report to you in more details, but know that everything is OK with the case“.
Ms Jankuloska, according to the audio footage published by SDSM, said to Mr Stavreski that they would have a meeting with the Attorney General “Because he also asked to see me and I need him for more cases. Let me pay respect to him, at least once. He has troubles at this place. As if I’m a psychiatrist!”
GJ: Nothing, I called you about the thing I wrote you earlier. So, as I told you, I have mentioned to Marko (Zvrlevski, Public Prosecutor) and told him to see in this or that manner, not directly by saying ‘reject the charges’, but ‘see to it that the matter is done’, this and that, and he knows what that means.
GJ: This morning I called him, and he later called me back and told me, since he was in court and could not speak from there, he told me: “you should know that the task you gave me is done”. I have to see him about other things as well, about the Law on Criminal Proceedings, these days I will report to you in more details, but know that everything is OK with the case. Only to let you know.
ZS: Mmmh, good.
GJ: He will tell me exactly how he had closed [the case].
ZS: That means they’ll take a decision right now?
GJ: Well he [will], as I understood. I’m telling you, the man was in court and talked to me in codes. From what I understood, he had closed the case.
GJ: And he can close it by decision on rejecting.
ZS: Gorde, after that, should I file criminal charge again her for false [charges].
GJ: Well, you can file charges against her.
ZS: Should I bother with than or should I close the book here? GJ: You see, this is how it goes. I, for example, to tell you honestly, have never [filed charges] against someone, and you know that the entire state is filing charges against me… I have never reported somebody for false charges.
ZS: Or should I keep her in incertitude?
GJ: Keep her in incertitude.
ZS: I can file later. GJ: Yes, let’s see the time frame for statute of limitations. Every deed has statute of limitations. I’ll inquire. I plan to call Marko the day after tomorrow. I’ll summon him for a longer talk cause always, you know…
ZS: And check this aspect.
GJ: I’ll talk to him about past experiences. But I don’t want to summon him for 10 minutes. Because he also asked to see me and I need him for more cases. Let me pay respects to him, at least once. He has troubles at this place. As if I’m a psychiatrist! (She laughs)
ZS: OK. Good. Thanks a lot. Great news. One problem less.
GJ: I just told him the other day. Look, please speed up this thing. It’s about to start, I tell him, the budget discussion in Parliament is about to start – to have one thing less. He said no problem, we’ll handle it.
ZS: Thank him on my behalf when you see him.