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All But One Corruption Suspects Walk Free

Ljubljana, 14 February - All but one of the eight suspects arrested in the past 48 hours in a spectacular operation against corruption in public contracting were released late on Wednesday after the investigating judge established there were no legal grounds for their detention. The only to be remanded in custody is a member of the Air Traffic Control tendering commission.

Ljubljana
Hilda Tovsak, the boss of construction company Vegrad, (surrounded by reporters) is released after a hearing in front of the investigating judge at the Ljubljana District Court.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Hilda Tovsak, the boss of construction company Vegrad, released after a hearing in front of the investigating judge at the Ljubljana District Court.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Hilda Tovsak, the boss of construction company Vegrad, released after a hearing in front of the investigating judge at the Ljubljana District Court.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Hilda Tovsak, the boss of construction company Vegrad, (surrounded by reporters) released after a hearing in front of the investigating judge at the Ljubljana District Court.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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