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Macedonia 15.11.22 | 13:21

Zaev’s right hand man denies reports that he is feeling suicidal

Dragi Raskovski, Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff who is accused of gross corruption, denied reports that he is suicidal. The allegation comes from a text message that was read before the court and admitted as evidence. In it, he chides his underlings – “mess this up and I’ll...

Macedonia 24.03.22 | 18:12

Raskovski sent out a morbid message while trying to rig a contract – Get this wrong and I will kill myself

Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff Dragi Raskovski, who is now charged with corruption, sent out a message strongly pushing his associates to have a software deal approved that would net him hundreds of thousands of euros. Raskovski was Secretary General of the Government when the deal to purchase...

Macedonia 25.01.22 | 12:33

Zaev’s former right hand man Dragi Raskovski goes on trial for corruption

The trial of Zoran Zaev’s former right hand man began in Skopje today. Dragi Raskovski, who was Zaev’s chief of staff in the Government, is charged with abuse of office. He instructed the Government to purchase traffic management software for the Interior Ministry which he himself developed and sold...

Macedonia 29.12.21 | 15:57

Skopje court accepts the charges filed against Dragi Raskovski in his software scandal

The Skopje court accepted the charges brought by state prosecutors against Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff Dragan Raskovski. The IT professor is charged with ordering the purchase of software that was not needed from a company that he had set up, pocketing over 80,000 EUR. He was detained in...

Macedonia 29.12.21 | 14:01

Raskovski shows pictures to support his claim that the Dodge Viper he received as a present is not that valuable

Following allegations from the State Anti-Corruption Commission that he received a Dodge Viper as a present for his wife, Zaev’s former right hand man Dragi Raskovski posted pictures of the vehicle, insisting that it is a wreck. Raskovski did not specify how he obtained the vehicle, but in broad...

Macedonia 29.12.21 | 11:18

Raskovski tried to present a luxury car he received as present as a clunker

The Dodge Viper muscle car, which Zoran Zaev’s former right hand man Dragi Raskovski got as a present for his wife, is one of the best performing Chrysler vehicles. It goes from 0 to 100 kilometers in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 280 kilometers per hour. Newer models can fetch a price of...

Macedonia 28.12.21 | 15:45

Zaev’s secretary Raskovski gave state owned land to a private company and received a Dodge Viper in return

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) informed that Dragi Raskovski, Zaev’s former chief of staff, received a valuable gift from a company whose real-estate request he approved a year ago. A company from Gostivar filed a request to the Government to be allowed to use and build on a state...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 14:29

Prosecutors investigating how Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski can afford a 500,000 EUR bail

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska said that she is investigating the bail offered by Dragi Raskovski to secure his release from detention. Raskovski, a close confidant and former chief of staff of Zoran Zaev, offered half a million EUR in guarantees, which is suspicious in itself, given that...

Macedonia 16.09.21 | 17:36

Zaev’s allies go in and out of prison as they wish, while his opponents are kept under strict guard

The treatment of Zaev’s former top adviser Dragi Raskovski, who was photographed freely walking around Skopje when he should be under house arrest, is in stark contrast with the way the Zaev regime treats its political enemies. Most notably, former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski, who faces...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 19:50

Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski filmed violating his parole

A reportedly new picture of Zoran Zaev’s former close adviser Dragi Raskovski was shared today. Raskovski should be in house arrest, but he was photographed outside, on a walk through Skopje’s Aerodrom district. The picture was shared on social media, prompting calls to investigate whether...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 22:24

Court refused request to send Zaev’s right hand man Raskovski back to prison

The court refused a request from the prosecution to again detain Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff Dragi Raskovski. Raskovski was detained for a month and half, after he was charged with corruption and abuse of office, but was released into house arrest, despite clear indications that he can influence...

Macedonia 13.06.21 | 09:17

“There is not enough paper to list all of Zaev’s corrupt officials”

There is not enough paper to name all the criminals linked to the Government, in a black list, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said during the 30th annual conference of the party’s youth wing – UMS – that was held in Bitola, at the ancient Heraclea theater. The US announcement is...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 22:05

Zaev accused of trying to influence the court with his public statements on the case against his right hand man Dragi Raskovski

Zoran Zaev was asked in the Parliament today about his comments in which he was defending his former chief of staff Dragi Raskovski. Raskovski is currently detained over scandalous procurement of software he ordered from a company he is linked with. He diverted hundreds of thousands of euros in his own...

Macedonia 25.05.21 | 21:24

Government orders that numerous contracts signed with the company of Zaev’s arrested right hand man are annulled

The Government ordered that all contracts signed with the Invoca group – linked to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s former chief of staff Dragi Raskovski – are annulled. Raskovski is currently in detention and charged with approving lucrative contracts with Invoca, often to purchase software...

Macedonia 24.04.21 | 11:09

Call to investigate Zaev’s advisor over influencing the judiciary selection process

VMRO-DPMNE called on public prosecutors to expand the investigation against Zoran Zaev’s top adviser Dragi Raskovski into possible rigging of judicial appointments. Raskovski was detained after he was charged with having the Government purchase software from his company for 180,000 EUR. During...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 11:22

Another suspicious software contract involving Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski has been revealed

Another corruption scandal involving Zaev’s top adviser Dragi Raskovski was revealed by Fokus today. The site reports that as Secretary General of Zaev’s cabinet, early last year Raskovski approved a three year contract with the Aitonix company for software licensing. The contract is worth...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 14:24

Prosecution cites Raskovski’s attempt to flee, danger he will influence witnesses, in its request to have him detained

Prosecutor Ivana Trajceva cited flight risk as one of the reasons why she asked the Dragi Raskovski, former top adviser to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, needs to be ordered into detention. Raskovski is currently in house arrest after he was charged with ordering the Government to purchase a software he...

Macedonia 20.04.21 | 09:33

Expensive SUV driven by Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski was owned by one of the co-defendants in the corruption case against him

The 360 Degrees news program, which did much of the reporting on Zaev’s disgraced top adviser Dragi Raskovski, reveals that the luxury SUV he was seen using is owned by a businessman and part-time Government employee. Raskovski was filmed by 360 driving a Volvo XC90, which is priced at over 50,000...

Macedonia 16.04.21 | 23:43

Scandal ridden judge released Zaev’s adviser Dragi Raskovski into house arrest

The Skopje court assigned the currently hot item case of Zoran Zaev’s top adviser Dragi Raskovski to scandal-ridden judge Vesna Dimiskova. The judge became “famous” during the major Racket trial. In it, businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev testified how she joined in the broad network of...

Macedonia 16.04.21 | 19:23

Court releases Zaev’s top adviser Dragi Raskovski into house arrest

Dragi Raskovski, Zoran Zaev’s influential ex-adviser, was ordered into house arrest by the Skopje court his afternoon. Raskovski was arrested this morning and questioned before the judge in the case in which he is charged with arranging purchases of software he developed by the Government for a...

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