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“Those Who Got Rich Illegally Won’t Be Sleeping Easy”, Warns Finance Minister

Whilst he faces allegations of receiving a bribe back in 2002 from a Rijeka company, Croatia’s Finance Minister Slavko Linic has issued a warning to those who ‘got rich in an illegal way’ in Croatia, saying they won’t be sleeping easy.

Linic, who was speaking during an interview with daily Jutarnji list, said the nation’s large-scale tax clampdown is about to target managers and owners of companies who have cooked the books illegally for personal gain. In particular Linic was referring to those who have taken companies into bankruptcy, whilst at the same time becoming personally very rich. The Finance Minister said that the tax authorities have a very clear picture of who those owners and managers are.

“There are entrepeneurs who have used funds from the state budget through the development and employing fund. A lot have taken millions of kuna, destroyed businesses, and at the same time have got villa’s and apartments. There will be no mercy for them…the message is clear to everyone: You will not sleep in peace! It is up to us to get money which was illegally made back and return it to the people,” said Croatia’s Finance Minister.

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