At the request of the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) , a pre-trial judge from the Basic Court Skopje 1 ordered a temporary measure for freezing the assets of the political party VMRO-DPMNE, SPO announced today.
With the measure, which was pronounced in the frame of the “Thaler” case, a total of 69 real estate properties were frozen, including the building where the party’s headquarters is located.
“This measure prohibits the alienation of the particular property as well as the leasing of the property. The actions were taken within the framework of the “Thaler” case, since it is likely that the same property will be alienated until the completion of the procedure”, the SPO said.
This temporary measure from the court comes after the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski announced that the party is considering selling the headquarters in downtown Skopje or renting it.
The “Thaler” investigation refers to the illegal financing of VMRO-DPMNE from 2009 to the end of 2015, and there is a suspicion of misappropriation of 4.9 million euros. Fourteen people are under investigation, and among them is the former leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski. Part of the investigation is the headquarters of the party in Skopje, built by the construction company “Beton”.