A photo published on the front page of Croatian daily 24sata on Wednesday showing former Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Radimir Čačić playing a leisurely round of golf would not be that unusual if it were not that the former politician is currently serving a prison sentence.
Čačić was snapped playing golf, whilst prison guards and staff looked in. The shot looked more like one from a holiday resort than of a person serving an 11 month jail sentence.
“Ha..ha, unbelievable. I have been in jail but this I have not seen anywhere,” one former inmate told the daily. “He practices hitting balls for two hours. Often he has a crowd watching his skills with the club as the guards and others look on,” he said.
Last year a Hungarian court ordered that Cacic serve half of his 22-month suspended prison sentence inside. Cacic was sentenced originally in June 2012 to a suspended sentence of 1-year and 9 months jail for causing death after a traffic accident in 2010 in Hungary.