CUSTODY MOTION FILED FOR THREE PERSONS SUSPECTED OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT CRIMINAL OFFENSES AND COUNTERFEITING OF MONEY18.06.2012. 15:41
K.M., born on May 18, 1989 in Banja Luka, residing in Bjelovar, citizen of the Republic of Croatia,
A.P., born on August 18, 1991 in Fojnica, residing in Sesvete, citizen of the Republic of Croatia, and
M.F., born on November 4, 1972 in Bietigheim, FR Germany, residing in Sesvete, citizen of BiH and the Republic of Croatia.
The prosecutor filed a motion for 30 day custody pursuant to grounds stipulated in Article 132, Subparagraphs a) and b) of the CPC BiH.
Among other reasons, custody was requested due to risk of flight particularly considering the fact that all three suspects have the citizenship of the Republic of Croatia and that if they were to depart from the territory of BiH they would become inaccessible to judiciary of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Custody was also requested due to risk that the suspects could interfere with the investigation, suppress evidence and seek to influence the witnesses or accomplices.
The aforementioned persons are under investigation by the Prosecutor's Office of BiH and are suspected of having committed the criminal offense of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Offenses under Article 249 in conjunction with the criminal offense of Counterfeiting of Money under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of BiH.
They are also suspected of having, during a certain period of time, practiced putting counterfeit Euro into circulation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The suspects were deprived of liberty by the authorized officers of the Tuzla Canton MoI and handed over to the Prosecutor's Office of BiH. Following the questioning the Assigned Prosecutor filed a custody motion to the Court of BiH.
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