Zdravko Mamić and others charged with fraud against NK Dinamo are facing delays in their trial at the County Court in Osijek. Last week, the accused entrepreneur Igor Krota canceled the power of attorney for his former defense attorney, leading to this week’s hearings being postponed. The purpose of the delay is to allow Crotty to appoint a new lawyer, and a new main trial is scheduled for November 28, it was revealed in court on Monday.
The defendants include Zdravko’s son Mario Mamić, former Dinamo director Damir Vrbanović, entrepreneurs Sandro Stipančić and Igor Krota, and Niki’s manager Artur Vuksan. Uskok accuses Zdravko Mamić of organizing the other defendants into a criminal association from December 2004 to December 2015. They are accused of damaging Dinamo for over HRK 144 million by concluding fictitious contracts and issuing invoices for payment of non-existent player transfer services. The Prosecution also states that NK Dinamo is unjustifiably obliged to pay an additional 7.35 million euros, i.e., 55.8 million kunas.
Football manager Niki Artur Vuksan settled with Uskok at the end of October and was sentenced to one year in prison suspended for five years. Vuksan was found guilty of aiding and abetting the attempted abuse of trust in business operations as part of a criminal association and canceled the power of attorney of his former lawyer Ksenia Vržina before the agreed verdict.