The Former Defense Minister Roncevic and his aid are charged with embezzling 1.4 million euros, about two million US dollars.
Back in 2004, 76 trucks were about to be purchased from Fiat; however the purchase wasn't made. There was not enough funds to purchase all the trucks. Later, it was discovered that the ministry purchased 39 trucks worth 4.7 million euros, 7 million US dollars.
Roncevic was later fired from his post in October of 2008; some mafia-style murders took place in Zagreb.
This small step in fighting corruption will help Croatia's chances of getting into the EU.