PERSON ACCUSED OF TAX EVASION AND CUSTOMS FRAUD PLED GUILTY. APPROXIMATELY BAM 200,000 WILL BE RETURNED TO THE BUDGET OF BIH28.01.2014. 15:16
The accused Miran Honing (born as Miran Budimir), born on 12 July 1961 in Ključ, citizen of BiH and Hungary, entered into a Plea Agreement admitting guilt for the criminal offense of Tax Evasion, as referred to in Article 210 of the BiH CC and the criminal offense of Customs Fraud, as referred to in Article 216 of the BiH CC, as charged with by the Indictment of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued on 14 May 2013.
The accused person is charged with using false data and making false documentation in order to present fictitious turnover between his company and other legal persons, as an owner and responsible person of R-Door d.o.o. /Limited Liability Company/ Banja Luka, in order of evade taxes and avoid paying VAT.
In this manner, in the course of 2010, unlawful property gain was acquired and the budget of BiH was damaged in the amount of approximately BAM 191,000.
Moreover, the accused is charged with submitting false customs invoice during the import of a larger quantity of walnuts from Ukraine in 2009, thus evading to pay customs duties in the amount of approximately BAM 5,800, which is the amount of the damage to the BiH budget.
Pursuant to the Plea Agreement, a suspended sentence of imprisonment for a term of twelve (12) months is proposed to be imposed on the accused, which will not be executed provided that the accused does not commit another criminal offense within the next five (5) years.
Unlawful property gain in the approximate amount of BAM 197,000 will be forfeited from the accused.
The accused agrees that the Court of BiH imposes the aforementioned sentence on him and forfeits unlawful property gain which will be returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the next 18 months.
By virtue of signing the Plea Agreement, the accused confirms to give his plea statement consciously and voluntarily and to waive his right to a trial or to appeal to a Verdict imposed upon him by the Court of BiH on the basis of this Plea Agreement.
At the same time, the legal person of R-Door d.o.o. /Limited Liability Company/ Banja Luka entered into a Plea Agreement, whereby the measure of dissolution of the respective legal person was proposed as a sentence against this legal person.
These Plea Agreements were forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH continues its activities pertaining to prosecution of cases of tax and customs evasions which harm the economic system of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the aim of prosecuting the perpetrators of these crimes and forfeiting the unlawfully acquired property gain and returning it to the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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