The trial of Ivo Sanader on charges of receiving what, Al-Jazeera describes as, $695,000 in kickbacks from an Austrian bank in 1994 was postponed Friday due to the former prime ministers failing health.
At the time of the alleged fraud, Croatia was fighting for independence from Yugoslavia, which lead to its difficulty accessing international markets, the BBC reported.
Al-Jazeera reported that Sanader used his position as deputy foreign minister to take advantage of the countries difficult financial position at the time.
Sanader looked frail in court, and went to the hospital for checkups after the hearing, Al-Jazeera reported.
Al-Jazeera reported that a judge had scheduled a new hearing for Nov. 3.