INDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST ASMIRA YILDIRIM (1975) AND AHMET YILDIRIM (1978)30.08.2012. 15:42
Prosecutor of Department III within the Prosecutor's Office of BiH issued an indictment against the following persons:
- Asmira Yildirim, born on September 10,1975 in Prozor, residing in Brčko, BiH citizen, and
- Ahmet Yildirim, born on September 20, 1978 in Zara - Turkey, residing in Srebrenik, citizen of the Republic of Turkey.
The accused have been charged with the following: Asmira Yildirim as the director and Ahmet Yildirim as the deputy director of the legal entity "ZARA" d.o.o. (Ltd) Brčko have, while importing goods from suppliers from the Republic of Turkey on November 16, 2009, indicated a lower value of the goods by way of filing a false document to the customs authorities in the final process of customs clearance via an authorized representative of a forwarding agency in Tuzla.
The accused are charged with having, during the final clearance of goods, filed a request submitting a false invoice which indicated import of machine made carpets in the amount of $ 33,763.39; the same goods were actually billed by the same supplier to importer "ZARA" d.o.o.. Brčko with a different invoice. The goods exited the customs territory of the Republic of Turkey in accordance with the customs declaration in which the invoice listed the actual value of the imported goods in the amount of $ 69,772.01, hence the accused have evaded payment of a part of import duties (input VAT) in the amount of 8617.79 KM, which is the amount of damage caused to the budget of BiH.
The accused Asmira YILDIRIM and Ahmet YILDIRIM are charged with having submitted false documents to the customs authority, in order to avoid payment of duties paid on import of goods where the amount exceeds KM (BAM) 5,000.00, thereby committing the criminal offense of Customs Fraud under Article 216, Paragraph 1 of the CC BiH, in conjunction with Article 29 of the same Code.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.
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