From: Exit News
Macedonian Ex-Minister of Interior Starts Serving Jail Sentence for Rigging Tender

North Macedonia’s former minister of interior Gordana Jankuloska was sent to jail on Monday, after the court of appeals sentenced her to 4-years for her involvement in the purchase of a luxury car for about 600 thousand euros.

Jankuloska was sentenced to 6 years for “misuse of office” by a first-instance court in 2018, but her sentence was reduced by the higher court.

The former minister was found to have encouraged her subordinate to rig the tender by favoring a specific company – Mak Auto Star.

Former prime minister Nikola Gruevski was also sentenced to two years over the same charges.

The Macedonian opposition VMRO-DPMNE party said Jankuloska’s imprisonment is a political  vendetta by the current government of Zoran Zaev.