STA, 20 January - Former CEO of brewer Pivovarna Laško, Boško Šrot, and his family business Atka-Prima have been ordered to pay EUR 13 million in damages to fruit drinks producer Fructal over several deals dating back to 2008 and 2009, Primorske Novice reports.
The trial against Šrot and Atka Prima at the District Court in Nova Gorica started in 2012 and concerns damage allegedly caused by loans between Fructal and Šrot's firm when Fructal was still a part of the Laško group.
The parties confirmed that the court had upheld Fructal's claim, according to Primorske novice. Šrot's lawyer Uroš Pogačnik told the paper that they would appeal the ruling.
Šrot is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for abuse of office and this is just the latest case in which he has been ordered to pay damages to companies that Pivovarna Laško used to control when he was the CEO.