86 sentenced in Macedonia highway toll scam caseMay 23, 2013 @ 10:00 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) - A criminal court in Macedonia's capital has sentenced 86 employees of a road management company to prison terms ranging from eight months to more than six years for involvement in a massive highway toll scam.
A court announcement says the defendants _ all employees of the Makedonija Pat company, which manages the national roads and highways _ were found guilty Thursday of forging receipts for toll payments.
The prosecution alleged the defendants made about 1.7 million euros from the scam.
The main suspect in the case was sentenced to six years and three months in prison. He and three other men convicted as organizers of the group are to remain in custody pending the outcome of an expected appeal.
The remaining defendants will be held under house arrest.
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