Skopje’s Criminal Court sentenced former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski to two years behind bars for his involvement in the illicit secret purchase of a luxury Mercedes, Balkan Insight reports. Judge Dobrila Kacarska said Gruevski solicited the purchase of a 580,000 euro Mercedes from then-interior minister Gordana Jankuloska, who then encouraged then-assistant interior minister Gjoko Popovski to rig the tendering procedure by favoring the company Mak Auto Star, which is a Mercedes dealer for Macedonia. Popovski received a 6.5-year sentence for the illicit purchase. The case was brought against Gruevski, Popovski and Jankuloska by Macedonia’s special prosecution, which in the aftermath of an EU-brokered deal, was put in charge of probing allegations of high-level crimes. Four active criminal cases still remain against Gruevski.