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Court Overturns Detention Order against MOL Leader Hernádi

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.30.

A Zagreb court on Wednesday overturned a detention order against Zsolt Hernadi, the chairman-CEO of Hungarian oil and gas company MOL, the local press reported.

The decision, which Croatia’s chief prosecutor may still appeal before the country’s supreme court, could result in the cancellation of a European arrest warrant for Hernádi and the removal of his name from an Interpol wanted list.

Hernádi was sentenced late in December by the Zagreb County Court to two years in prison for graft. He was charged in absentia with bribing former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader a decade earlier to give MOL management rights in Croatian peer INA.

Hernádi was earlier acquitted of the charge by the Hungarian judiciary.

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