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Indictment issued for Money Laundering of 300,000 BAM in BiH

Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued an indictment against Emir Begović, born in 1991 in Gračanica, a citizen of BiH, Žilo Sead, born in 1963 in Zenica, a citizen of BiH, Legal entity “Global Promet” d.o.o. Gračanica, with its seat in Gračanica, whose director and responsible person is the accused Emir Begović, and Legal entity “Windsor Group” d.o.o. Zavidovići, with its seat in Zavidovići, whose director and responsible person is the accused Sead Žilo.

The accused are charged with having, during the Coronavirus pandemic, in the period from 8 to 18 March 2020, acting in their capacities i.e. Emir Begović as Director and responsible person in the Legal entity “Global Promet” d.o.o. Gračanica and Sead Žilo as Director and responsible person in the Legal entity “Windsor Group” d.o.o. Zavidovići, by prior agreement and in the aim to obtain illegal property gain to legal entities they represent, aware of the fact that they do not have medical products – three-layer medical / surgical face masks, nor that they can produce them because they are not registered as manufacturers of medical products and do not possess the machinery for production of medical products, misled and maintained to keep in delusion the Director of the legal entity “Labena” Ltd. Ljubljana while concluding and implementing purchase and sales contracts for the delivery of three-layer medical / surgical masks, a total of 3,850,000 pieces, and thus obtained property gain in the amount of 300,000 euros, to the detriment of the Legal entity “Labena” d.o.o. Republic of Slovenia.

The accused are charged with having committed the following: the accused Emir Begović and Žilo Sead the criminal offense of Money Laundering under Article 209 (3) in conjunction with (1) of the CC BiH and the criminal offense of Fraud in Economic Operations under Article 251, (3) in conjunction with (1) of the Federation of BiH CC in conjunction with Article 29 and Article 53 of the BiH CC of BiH; and the Legal entity “Global Promet” doo Miričina bb, Gračanica and Legal entity “Windsor Group” d.o.o. Zavidovići criminal offense of Money Laundering under Article 209 (3) in conjunction with (1) of the CC BiH and the criminal offense of Fraud in Economic Operations under Article 251 (3) in conjunction with (1) of the Federation BiH CC in conjunction with Article 124 and Article 129 of the BiH CC.

The prosecution will prove the allegations by calling 14 witnesses, including foreign nationals, expert witnesses and submitting a larger amount of evidence. In this case, significant cooperation was achieved with partner institutions of the Republic of Slovenia.

The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.

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