Relation to #Pizzagate
Podesta Group's defense of Serbian economic corruption
Since 2013, the Podesta Group has represented two companies run by Miroslav Miskovic, a Serbian billionaire recently convicted of tax evasion charges stemming from a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme. Public records and statements by Miskovic companies reveal that they enlisted the firm’s services in early 2013.
It was around that time that Miskovic ran into serious legal trouble. He was arrested on suspicion of tax evasion and abuses of power in December 2012. The following May, a Serbian court handed down indictments against Miskovic, his son, and nine others allegedly involved in the embezzlement scheme.
According to Serbian journalist Tatjana Tagirov, prosecutors in the case identified a network of companies they alleged were involved. They included Delta Holding, a Miskovic conglomerate working in a host of industries including real estate, retail, and exporting, and Hitomi Financial, a more opaque company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands.