Humanitarian Almir Cehajic arrested on Suspicion of illegally acquiring close to 625,000 BAM

Almir Cehajic, better known as Batko, was arrested today in the action of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) on suspicion that he gained illegal property gain of more than 625,000 BAM, Klix.ba has learned. In addition to him, two other people are suspected, one of whom is currently outside BiH.

Namely, a well-known TV personality and organizer of numerous humanitarian actions in the “Network” case is suspected of criminal acts related to fundraising for the purpose of treating patients and organ transplants to persons from BiH in hospitals outside our country, which offered such services.

Unofficially, Klix.ba learns that in addition to the stated amount of 625 thousand BAM, there are suspicions of raising and disposing of loans on behalf of the company “City – Open Network” from Sarajevo, which, according to investigators, caused damage to the company in excess of 50 thousand BAM.

Almir Cehajic Batko and two other persons are charged with obtaining illegal property gain in that amount. Namely, in addition to Batko, an investigation is underway against two other people, one of whom is currently in Turkey.

Earlier today, it was confirmed from SIPA that police officers, on the order of the Canton Sarajevo Prosecutor’s Office, conducted searches in four areas in the canton as part of the “Network” operational action. Searches were conducted in two residential and two business buildings, and one person has been arrested so far.

The actions of the investigators were aimed at detecting the abuse of position and authority, ie money laundering, and the leader was arrested for alleged financial fraud.

Almir Cehajic Batko is a Sarajevo TV presenter, amateur actor, dentist and humanist. He has also acted in many popular series and films, and is the founder of the non-governmental organization Open Network, which deals with humanitarian work. In 2013, the documentary “Slave” was made about him, in which Batko confesses about a difficult period in his life and the illness of his deceased daughter.

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