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Prison Sentences for All But One in Clean Shovel Trial

Ljubljana, 30 March - The Ljubljana District Court has found seven of the eight defendants in the Clean Shovel trial guilty of corruption in relation to the 2007 tender for the construction of an air traffic control tower. The three former construction barons indicted were sentenced on Friday to 17 months in prison each.

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Former SCT boss Ivan Zidar (centre) and his lawyers Aleksander Čeferin (left) and Boštjan Penko (right) speak to the press after the Ljubljana District Court found Zidar guilty in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former SCT boss Ivan Zidar (centre) and his lawyers Aleksander Čeferin (left) and Boštjan Penko (right) speak to the press after the Ljubljana District Court found Zidar guilty in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Tomaž Žibert, the prime defendant in the Clean Shovel corruption trial arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The defendants in the Clean Shovel corruption trial await the verdict.
Pictured: Tomaž Žibert of the Air Traffic Control authority (left), former boss of builder Vegrad Hilda tovšak (centre) and former boss of builder Primorje Dušan Černigoj.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former bosses of builders Primorje and SCT Dušan Černigoj and Ivan Zidar await the verdict in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Srečko Gabrič, a defendant in the Clean Shovel corruption trial arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former boss of builder Primorje Dušan Černigoj arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Ivan Kroflič, a defendant in the Clean Shovel corruption trial arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former boss of builder Vegrad Hilda Tovšak arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former boss of builder Vegrad Hilda Tovšak arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Ivan Demšar, a defendant in the Clean Shovel corruption trial arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Former boss of builder SCT Ivan Zidar arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Former boss of builder SCT Ivan Zidar (left) arrives at the Ljubljana District Court to hear the verdict in the Clean Shovel corruption trial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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