Three days before a pre-trial hearing in the Fimi Media corruption case, one of the accused, Anita Loncar Papes, reached a plea agreement with the Office for the Prevention of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) on Friday, admitting that she had siphoned money out of state institutions and public companies for the then ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party and its former president and prime minister Ivo Sanader. Lawyer Mitko Naumovski confirmed to the media that his client Anita Loncar Papes had reached an agreement with USKOK, pleading guilty to the crime in exchange for a 11-month prison term. If the Zagreb County Court approves the agreement, she will pay back to the government 2 million kuna she had allegedly "earned" in this case. The plea agreement also covers her firm Ani Lon, one of the three firms charged in the indictment.
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