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Ex-Minister and Army Chief Acquitted in Patria Deal

Ljubljana, 4 April - The Ljubljana Local Court acquitted on Monday former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman of misfeasance charges related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria citing a lack of evidence that the pair had caused damage to the budget.

Ljubljana
Prosecutor Branka Zobec Hrastar announces an appeal to the acquittal of former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman on misfeasance charges related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec speaks to the press after being acquitted of misfeasance charges related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec speaks to the press after being acquitted of misfeasance charges related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman await the verdict in the misfeasance trial against them related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman await the verdict in the misfeasance trial against them related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman await the verdict in the misfeasance trial against them related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman await the verdict in the misfeasance trial against them related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Former Defence Minister Karl Erjavec (left) and former army Chief-of-Staff Albin Gutman await the verdict in the misfeasance trial against them related to the 2006 contract with Finnish defence company Patria.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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