November 14, 2012 / 4:26 PM / 5 years ago

Croatia's Deputy PM Cacic resigns after prison sentence

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatian Deputy Prime Minister Radimir Cacic resigned on Wednesday after a Hungarian court sentenced him to 22 months in prison for causing a fatal car crash in 2010.

"Aware of my responsibilities to the state, the government and Croatian citizens, I am resigning from the government," Cacic told an impromptu news conference after returning from an investment trip in Qatar.

A court in the Hungarian town of Kaposvar made public its ruling earlier on Wednesday.

Reporting by Zoran Radosavljevic; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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