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Croatia jails ex-PM Sanader for 10 years over graft

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of...more

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of...more

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of...more

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of...more

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of...more

Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader sits at a county court in Zagreb November 20, 2012. Sanader was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for taking bribes from two foreign companies, becoming the highest state official to be convicted of corruption in the future European Union member state. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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