ZORAN JANKOVIĆ, ANĐELKA VASILJEVIĆ AND GORDANA MITROVIĆ CONCLUDED PLEA AGREEMENTS25.09.2012. 15:19
The following accused persons entered into plea agreements with the Prosecutor of the Special department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor's Office of BiH:
- Zoran JANKOVIĆ, born on May 12, 1970 in Koceljeva municipality where he resides, citizen of the Republic of Serbia,
- Anđelka VASILJEVIĆ, born on February 2, 1968 in Šabac municipality where she resides, citizen of the Republic of Serbia, and
- Gordana MITROVIĆ, born on June 12, 1965 in Šabac municipality where she resides, citizen of the Republic of Serbia.
By virtue of the plea agreements the accused persons admitted committing the criminal offense they were charged with by the indictment of the Prosecutor's Office of BiH dated July 26, 2012, which was confirmed by a pre-trial judge of the Court of BiH on July 27, 2012.
The prosecutor and the defense agree that pursuant to the agreement the accused persons: Zoran JANKOVIĆ, Anđelka VASILJEVIĆ and Gordana MITROVIĆ be rendered a suspended imprisonment sentence of two (2) years by the Court of BiH, that shall not be executed providing that the accused persons do not commit another criminal offense with the period of five (5) years, as well as that safety measure – forfeiture of items used or intended for commission of the criminal offense and proceeds of crime.
The agreement also defines that the Court of BiH shall, by applying the provisions of Article 56 of the Law on Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum ("Official Gazette of BiH" no. 29/03), propose the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina to impose the measure of expulsion from the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period ranging from one (1) to ten (10 ) years for the accused persons, where the range will be determined by the Court reviewing the gravity of and the manner in which the crime was committed. The Prosecutor, the accused persons and their attorneys consent to termination of remand in custody starting with the date of the decision on expulsion.
The proposed sentence is in line with the roles of the accused persons in commission of the crimes listed in the indictment.
Seven counterfeit banknotes in denominations of 100,00 BAM shall be forfeited from the accused persons and destroyed.
With these agreements the accused persons confirm that they are aware of the content of the indictment issued by the BiH Prosecutor's Office. They also confirm that the plea statements were given voluntarily, knowingly and with full understanding and undertake to reimburse the costs of the criminal proceedings in the amount that may eventually be determined by the Court of BiH.
Pursuant to this agreement the accused waived their rights to a trial and appeal to the criminal sanction that shall be rendered to them by the Court of BiH.
The agreements were submitted to the Court of BiH.
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