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Ex-Serbian Defense Minister Indicted Over ImageSat Deal

By | June 1, 2010

      [Satellite TODAY 06-01-10] Serbian government prosecutors have filed legal charges against former Serbia-Montenegro defense minister Prvoslav Davinic for signing a deal to rent an Israeli spy satellite from ImageSat, government officials announced May 30.
          Prosecutors said Davinic signed the 45 million euro ($55.4 million) deal with ImageSat in 2005 without consulting the Serbian government or the military. Davinic, who served Serbia-Montenegro until 2006, will plead “not guilty.”
          ImageSat offers imagery gathered by the Israeli-built Eros satellite under a time-sharing process that enables countries to use it when it passes over their territory.

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