Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Monday, 10 June 2019

By , 10 Jun 2019, 02:48 AM News
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Pavliha rejected as Slovenian candidate for EU General Court judge

LJUBLJANA - International maritime law expert Marko Pavliha's candidacy for a Slovenian judge at the EU's General Court in Luxembourg has been rejected, which means Slovenia will have to pick another candidate. According to a TV Slovenija report, Pavliha was turned down after being heard in Brussels by a panel which issues an opinion on the candidate's suitability for the job. Pavliha, 56, confirmed the report the STA, but did not want to discuss details. Unofficial information indicates an anonymous letter listing some of his statements related to Croatia tipped the scales against him. Slovenia's judge at the General Court Miro Prek's term expires on 31 August.

Two Slovenians among cyber crime suspects in US

WASHINGTON, US - A US federal court unsealed earlier this week an indictment charging an America, a Spaniard and two Slovenians with racketeering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud through Darkode, a major computer hacking forum. The two suspects from Slovenia are Matjaž Škorjanc, 32, and Mentor Leniqi, a 35-year old Serbian citizen, who are together with the Spanish citizen still fugitives. Škorjanc is also accused of creating the Mariposa botnet and selling it on Darkode. In 2013, he was sentenced to four years and ten months in prison in Slovenia as the Mariposa botnet mastermind. Leniqi, one of his co-defendants, pleaded guilty in a pre-trial hearing, striking a deal to get a year and three months in jail. Coming out of prison, Škorjanc set up bitcoin marketplace NiceHash, which was hacked in 2017.

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