MAYOR ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION
The controversial mayor of one of the biggest municipalities in Macedonia, Kiril Todorovski, was arrested on late Thursday on suspicion of corruption.
Todorovski, mayor of Aerodrom, a municipality in Skopje, was taken under police escort from the municipal building as an angry mob shouted insults at him.
Along with three of his subordinates Todorovski is suspected of accepting bribes worth around €100,000, police said. He allegedly took the money in exchange for granting building permits to investors.
Todorovski`s lawyer denied the allegations against his client. Todorovski is a member of Macedonia’s main ruling party, the centre-right VMRO-DPMNE.
He was previously suspected of spending municipal funds on expensive gifts and shopping excursions, which he claimed were a legitimate part of representing the municipality.
Todorovski has gained a reputation for quarreling with the media. He has often accused journalists of spreading lies about his work and tried unseuccessfully to establish a separate TV station in his municipality.