Tag: janeva
Macedonia 26.05.20 | 19:55

In her closing statement, prosecutor Ruskoska tried to lay the entire blame for the Racket scandal on Katica Janeva

During her closing argument in the major Racket trial, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska lunged into the main defendant, former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who is on trial for racketeering. Ruskoska portrayed Janeva as a person who still lives in her own movie, and sees herself as a “Charlie’s...

Macedonia 10.04.20 | 15:44

Janeva and nine of her deputies charged with hiding the huge bonuses they received

The Anti-Corruption Commission initiated charges against ten top former employees of the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office. The group, led by former SPO chief Katica Janeva, is accused of failing to report extra earnings in their annual reports. Janeva is currently charged with gross corruption...

Macedonia 12.03.20 | 18:39

From hero to zero: Katica Janeva asks her colleagues Fetai and Ristovska to testify on her behalf

Disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva annonced she will have her former colleagues Lence Ristovska, Fatime Fetai, Trajce Pelivanov and Gavril Bubevski as her first witnesses in the Racket trial. Janeva is accused of abusing her position to extort millions from businessmen she was prosecuting. Janeva,...

Macedonia 22.02.20 | 00:01

Pendarovski not happy with how the Racket prosecution presented Janeva’s meeting with Zaev as a visit to his office

President Stevo Pendarovski condemned the actions of organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska and the way she presented the surveillance materials in the Racket trial. Ruskoska tried to sneak through a recording that shows one of the defendants Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kiceec in the company of Zoran...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 17:24

Racket trial: Janeva will ask most of the former SPO staff to testify on her behalf

During the Racket trial hearing, the defense began calling out witnesses and presented its plan for the coming days. The first witness was Vasil Dimiskov, brother of judge Vesna Dimiskova, and in the coming days the court will hear from businessmen Vladimir Todorovic and Dejan Pandeleski. Disgraced former...

Macedonia 19.02.20 | 22:43

Zaev denies meeting Janeva prior to her arrest

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev denied that he met with Katica Janeva prior to her arrest. The allegation was raised after the surveillance videos of Janeva showed her being driven off to a portion of Mt. Vodno where several Government villas, including those of Zaev and President Stevo Pendarovski, are...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 11:40

Prosecutor Ruskoska removes the press as Boki 13’s “Pandora’s box” is about to open

Despite yesterday’s announcement that the public will be involved, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska today asked that the Racket trial is held behind closed doors, and the judge removed the press. The move comes as the court was supposed to hear additional tapes recorded by defendant Zoran Mileski –...

Macedonia 17.02.20 | 15:58

Janeva went to see Pendarovski before her arrest?

Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was also tailed by the police after her abuse of office and racketeering became clear and one of the tapes that were presented before the court today reveals her going toward the office of President Pendarovski. The visit happened in mid August, shortly before Janeva...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 15:58

Sparks fly in the Racket trial

The Racket hearing ended with another heated exchange between the defendants and the prosecutors. Katica Janeva, who already had one recent outburst, laid into prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska. – I will speak for the defense. I want the public to witness the trial. Let’s have the entire USB stick...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 12:46

Prosecutors present the La Verita tapes as evidence that Katica Janeva and Boki 13 were extorting money from Jordan Kamcev

During today’s Racket hearing, the prosecution presented video and audio tapes recorded by businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev, as he was extorted by Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 and Katica Janeva. Most of the recordings were from the same cache that was already leaked in the Italian La Verita newspaper....

Macedonia 11.02.20 | 18:30

Racket trial: The Court saw Janeva’s infamous rap video photo, as the prosecution ran interference for Zaev

During the Racket hearing held today, the court saw the infamous rap video style photograph of disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. While not released to the public, the photograph reportedly shows Janeva posing in front of a table strewn with 500 EUR bills, in a pose compared to something...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 15:17

Janeva’s lawyer Frckoska asks for understanding after her profane outburst, points to the political role of the disgraced Special Prosecutor

Irena Frckoska, the lawyer defending disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, asked the public for understanding following today’s profane outburst from Janeva. Janeva shouted at her former deputy Lile Stefanova, who testified against her in the trial where Janeva is accused of extorting...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 13:18

Katica Janeva removed from the courthouse after calling Lile Stefanova “a whore”, among other choice words

Katica Janeva was removed from the courthouse today after her outburst against her former deputy prosecutor Lile Stefanova. Janeva used a string of insults against Stefanova, including “whore”, “crow” and “s…head”, as Stefanova testified against her. Janeva remained...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 12:17

Lile Stefanova blamed Katica Janeva for everything that went wrong with the Special Prosecutor’s Office

Lile Stefanova, one of the top deputies to disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, testified before the court today after her hearing was postponed several times. Stefanova was the lead prosecutor in the Empire money laundering case initiated against several top businessmen, which Janeva reportedly...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 13:39

Public Prosecutor Joveski accused of allowing Katica Janeva to abuse her office from prison

Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski broke the law and abused his position when he failed to remove Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva from her office once she was detained. This, a charge proposed by a civic association claims, allowed Janeva to violate her own authority when she ordered the closure of...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 22:05

Milososki: Zaev is trying to preserve Katica Janeva’s team

Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE said that one of the problems in the negotiations for a new law on state prosecutors is that the ruling SDSM party demands secure posts for the deputies of now disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Janeva is charged with a spectacular amount of corruption...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 12:34

Racket trial postponed after both of Janeva’s attorneys called in sick

Today’s hearing in the Racket scandal was postponed after both of Katica Janeva’s defense attorneys failed to show up. The court was expecting to hear from one of Janeva’s principal deputies Lile Stefanova, who was allegedly also involved in the extortion of millions from businessman...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 10:23

One of Janeva’s main deputies will testify in the racketeering trial against her

A highly anticipated questioning in the Racket trial is scheduled for today. Prosecutor Lile Stefanova was one of the key deputies to now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who is accused of extorting millions from businessmen she was persecuting. Stefanova led the Empire case, in which Janeva...

Macedonia 18.01.20 | 21:00

As his patch up of the judiciary unravels, Zaev says he would like to meet with Mickoski to discuss the law on state prosecutors

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev opened the possibility of another meeting of top party leaders with Hristijan Mickoski from VMRO-DPMNE, to discuss the law on state prosecutors. Zaev re-opened the push to adopt the law after EU Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi announced it will be important to adopt the matter...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 12:45

Racket trial: One of Janeva’s top deputies turns against her

Prosecutor Elizabeta Josifovska laid all blame on her former superior Katica Janeva, as she testified in the Racket scandal. Josifovska was one of Janeva’s principal deputies in the now thoroughly disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office, and she signed the order to allow businessman Jordan...

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