Ex-Bosnian president gets 10 year sentence for embezzlement

Ex-Bosnian president gets 10 year sentence for embezzlement

[JURIST] Former Bosnian President Ante Jelavic [BBC report], who unsuccessfully tried to establish an autonomous Croat state within Bosnia, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years for embezzling money from a bank set up by Croat nationalists to fund the mini-state. Released on bail in September, Jelavic has not appeared in court and an international warrant has been issued for his arrest. In 2001, Jelavic was removed by the EU's Office of the High Representative [official website] from government in Bosnia [CIA backgrounder] for his role in supporting Croatian autonomy. BBC News has more. FENA has local coverage.