Two Years Imprisonment and Fine for Ante Nuic guilty of Organized Crime

Having held a guilty plea agreement consideration hearing in the case of Ante Nuić, on 5 February 2019the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered a trial judgment finding the accused Ante Nuić guilty of the criminal offense of Organized Crime under Article 250(4) of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC BiH) as read with the criminal offenses of Tax Evasion or Fraud under Article 210(3) of the CC BiH, Forgery of a Document under Article 373(2) of the CC FBiH, Abuse of Insurance under Article 302(1) of the CC FBiH, and Deception in Getting Loans (Credits) or Other Grants under Article 268(3) of the CC FBiH.

In that regard, the Court imposed on him a suspended sentence of 2 (two) years of imprisonment, while ordering that the sentence not be executed unless the accused commits another criminal offense within 3 (three) years of the day when the judgment becomes final.

Pursuant to Article 110 of the CC BiH, the ill-gotten gain in the amount of 2,000.00 BAM (two thousand convertible marks) shall be confiscated from the accused.

Ante Nuić was found guilty that, together with other persons, in early 2012 in Kiseljak and Sarajevo, he operated in the framework of an organized criminal group for the purpose of amassing ill-gotten gain by perpetrating criminal offenses of Tax Evasion or Fraud, Forgery of a Document, Abuse of Insurance and Deception in Getting Loans (Credits) or Other Grants. By forging documents, drafting forged contracts and in other ways, the group falsely presented its legal operations of purchase and sale of construction machines, which have never really taken place. They would then finance their purchase and sale by leasing houses from insurance companies so as to, eventually, keep the money from the purported purchase by failing to pay leasing installments, falsely report their machines to be stolen to collect the insurance and baselessly claim VAT return as a result of their fraudulent activities in relation to the BiH Indirect Taxation Authority.

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