TWO ACCUSED PERSONS CONCLUDED PLEA AGREEMENTS FOR THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF SMUGGLING OF GOODS22.03.2013. 15:07
Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crimes and Corruption within the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH entered into plea agreements with the following persons:
- Amir Tabaković, born on November 4, 1979 in Gradačac, residing in Šamac, citizen of BiH and the Republic of Croatia, and
- Azmir Hodžić, born on October 19, 1989 in Ključ, residing in Šamac, citizen of BiH.
By virtue of signing the agreements the accused persons fully admitted committing the criminal offense they were charged with by the indictment of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued on February 18, 2013 that was confirmed in its entirety by the Preliminary Hearing Judge of the Court of BiH on February 19, 2013.
Prosecutor, the accused persons and the defense agreed that the accused Amir Tabaković be rendered an imprisonment sentence in duration of 9 (nine) months by the Court of BiH and that the accused Azmir Hodžić be rendered an imprisonment sentence in duration of 6 (six) months by the Court of BiH as well as that the sentences shall not be executed providing that they do not commit another criminal offence within the period of 1 (one) year.
The proposed sentences are in line with the role of the accused persons in commission of the criminal offense listed in the indictment.
The accused are charged to have attempted, while avoiding customs control, to move 550 boxes of „Walter Wolf“ cigarettes labeled with tax stamps of the Republic of Serbia across the state border.
With this agreement 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, 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.
The smuggled goods were confiscated pursuant to the Agreements.
Pursuant to these agreements the accused persons have waived their right 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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