Thursday, May 03, 2007

Embezzlement charges against ex-health minister Dimov

Interior Ministry filed embezzlement charges against the former minister of health Vlado Dimov.

Dimov is suspected of having embezzled 2.5 million denars in 2005 and 2006. Referring to alleged deal between Dimov and the then minister of finance, the former health minister had authorized a full-time employment of 17 persons at the Health Center in Strumica.

The then director of the Strumica Health Center, T. T.-C. (45), upon consent of minister Dimov and without prior consent of the Ministry of Finance, had employed 17 persons and ordered payment of salaries, contributions and personal tax amounting 2.5 million denars at the expense of Strumica-based Health Center.

The former health minister and the former director of Strumica Health Center are accused of abuse of power.

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