Tag: ruskoska
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 13.05.20 | 15:54

Prosecutor Ruskoska failed to advance her case in the April 27 trial

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska had difficulty presenting her case during the trial in the April 27 incident today. Ruskoska, one of the top SDSM party loyalists in the judiciary, is prosecuting a group of former VMRO-DPMNE party officials, alleging their involvement in the 2017 incident in the Parliament. She...

Macedonia 05.03.20 | 13:07

Racket trial turns into a soap opera, as prosecutors seem determined to avoid investigating the case in full

The Racket trial turned into a reality show, as the prosecutors avoid asking the fundamental question – where did the money go. The case has former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and her showman friend Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 charged with extorting 1.5 million EUR from businessman Jordan...

Macedonia 26.02.20 | 21:41

Nikola Gruevski: Zaev himself acknowledged that his campaign of political persecution is based on inadmissible, edited recordings

Former Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski denied the latest allegations raised against him by prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska, in which he is charged with the April 2017 incident in the Parliament. Ruskoska is broadening the extensive trial which was already used to pressure VMRO officials...

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 15:47

Following his publication of the latest Zaev tape, Milososki summoned to the prosecutor’s office

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki was called up to the office of prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska tomorrow, to discuss the latest audio tape leak in which Zoran Zaev is heard discussing his influence over the judiciary and how he plans to undermine court cases. Milososki already went to the...

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 19.02.20 | 11:53

Milososki gives the audio tape that proves Zaev’s involvement in the Racket scandal to prosecutor Ruskoska

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki met with organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska today and gave her a wiretap that reveals involvement of former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in the major racketeering scandal. Milososki said that Ruskoska promised that the tape will be used as evidence...

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 18.02.20 | 10:41

Racket trial: Prosecutors will present some of Kiceec’s private conversations

The Skopje court will hear additional recordings from a USB drive owned by one of the Racket defendants Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kiceec. The prosecution initially said that these recordings are not necessary for the case, as they are of personal nature between Kiceec and the other defendant Bojan Jovanovski...

Macedonia 18.02.20 | 10:27

Milososki gives prosecutor Ruskoska a wiretap containing information on Zoran Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki announced that he will meet with organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska this morning, and give her a wiretap that reveals involvement of former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in the major racketeering scandal. It’s likely the same tape that Milososki...

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 30.01.20 | 18:32

Boki 13 demands a meeting with Public Prosecutor Joveski where he will reveal his evidence against Vilma Ruskoska

Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 asked the court to help him have a meeting with Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski, where he will disclose all the evidence he claims to have against prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska. The man at the center of the Racket scandal has been announcing he is prepared to talk for...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 19:08

Ruskoska challenges Boki 13 to hand over all evidence he has of her corruption to the police

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska dared Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 to submit all evidence he has against her to the police. Earlier this week Boki 13 claimed that he has evidence that Ruskoska is involved in a criminal enterprise worth 4 million EUR. Ruskoska is leading the Racket case...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 13:48

Mickoski blames organized crime prosecutor Ruskoska for covering up scandals that lead directly to Zoran Zaev

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski discussed the on-going collapse of the Macedonian judiciary and asked “what else should happen before prosecutors begin investigate the allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the Government?” Mickoski reacted after the latest reports that organized...

Macedonia 23.01.20 | 18:29

Nepotism watch: Vilma Ruskoska helped a nephew get hired as a prosecutor

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska used her influence to get a nephew hired as a prosecutro in Kumanovo, the Infomax news site repored today. For this, Ruskoska was investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission, which strangely concluded that a nephew is not a close relative and allowed the hiring...

Macedonia 05.01.20 | 11:49

Prosecutor Ruskoska denies report that she is sitting on a testimony that implicates a close relative of Zoran Zaev

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska denied the Vecer report that she is sitting on a lengthy testimony from extortionist Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 which allegedly implicates a very close relative of former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Vecer: Boki 13 testified that he gave millions of euros...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 13:26

Drama in the courthouse as Boki 13 snaps at Kamcev and Ruskoska

Defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 erupted at witness Jordan Orce Kamcev today, during the Racket trial. Kamcev detailed how Boki 13 and his friend, Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, were extorting money from him. As the cross examination began, Boki 13, who initially complained that he is not...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 17:03

Prosecutor Ruskoska denies being good friends with Boki 13: I only went to one of his parties, and I also knew his mother

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska was quick to deny allegations of her own close and personal links with the racketeering suspects she is prosecuting in the trial of the decade in Macedonia. One of the most notable moments from the first hearing came when defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki...

Macedonia 03.12.19 | 16:41

Janeva asks the judge not to be intimidated by Ruskoska

Disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva appealed to the judge in her trial not to be afraid from prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska, who is leading the charges against her. Ruskoska famously threatened the Skopje Appeals Court judges who allowed her to exchange her detention for house arrest, sending...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 21:51

Ruskoska raided the Special Prosecutor’s Office, is looking into Janeva’s finances

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska raided the Special Prosecutor’s Office today in a new investigation that is focused on the way in which former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was spending the significant funding given to her “elite” unit.\ According to the Vecer site, the...

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