Criminal charges against Jankovic

Criminal charges were brought against Sasa Jankovic based on the report compiled by the State Audit Institution from the period when he held the position of the ombudsman in 2016. The Council for Monitoring, Human Rights, and Fight Against Corruption ‘Transparentnost’ filed a lawsuit against Jankovic for “misuse of at least 5.5 million dinars”.

The State Audit Institution stated, in its report, that contrary to the Law on Public Procurements the ombudsman (Jankovic) spent 632,000 dinars on telephone and fax services in 2016. The State Audit Institution also found out that he acquired fuel valued at 1.58 million dinars without having concluded a contract with the fuel supplier, contrary to the Law on Budget System.

Furthermore, he transferred 1.42 million dinars to the members of the Commission for Selection, Classification and Extraction of Invaluable Registry Data although the relevant laws do not stipulate that the members of the Commission, which is a state body, should be additionally paid for this since it is a part of their regular job.

The report also states Jankovic transferred just over a million dinars to Pegrotour travel agency from Belgrade on the account of the provided accommodation for an official trip abroad without previously carrying out a public procurement procedure or concluding a relevant agreement. According to the report, he also spent on 647,000 dinars, also without having a public procurement, on business entertainment costs.

The State Audit Institution also claims that the ombudsman’s office concluded a contract on work health and safety services valid over a period of several years for which the service provider got 144,000 dinars contrary to the stipulations of the Law on Budget System.

Prior to launching a public procurement procedure for acquisition of mobile telephony services in 2014 and 2016, the ombudsman failed to obtain a written permission from the line ministry but rather went ahead and concluded an agreement with Telenor d.o.o. without the said permission thus agreeing to pay for the mobile telephony costs from the budget.

(Vecernje Novosti, 20.01.2018)


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