06.10.2021. 12:09

The accused are two natural entities and one legal entity that are charged with committing financial crime in 2019 related to illegal transactions through several countries, including the USA, Germany, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


A prosecutor of the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has filed an indictment against:

1.    Goran Aleksandar Subotić, born in 1990 in Bosanska Gradiška, citizen of BiH,

2.    Josip Skoko, born in 1986 in Požega, Croatia, previously convicted, citizen of BiH and the Republic of Croatia

3.    Legal entity “Halilović International” d.o.o. /LLC/ Tuzla, with its registered office in Tuzla, which was established by the accused Goran Aleksandra Subotić, who is the director and the person authorised to dispose of the company’s funds.

It is alleged against the accused that during 2019, acting together and in agreement, with an intention to conceal the real source and nature of the money in the amount of BAM 473,047.21, knowing that it was acquired through commission of criminal offences abroad (USA), they committed a number of illegal acts in order to appropriate the said money and put it into legal payment operations in BiH through the third accused legal entity - the company “Halilović International” d.o.o. /LLC/ Tuzla.

The indictment alleges that on several occasions the defendants transferred to various accounts of persons in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina money originating from a US company operating as part of a German company, which they acquired illegally by committing fraud and counterfeiting in financial operations, and that they fictitiously traded in goods and made illegal changes in the information on funds invested in certain companies, all with the aim of transferring the amount of money to BiH in order to further dispose of it illegally.

This indictment is the outcome of an extensive international investigation into financial crime and money laundering in which the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH took part. The funds in the amount of BAM 407,918.88 were temporarily blocked in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the request of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and under the order of the Court of BiH.

The accused are charged that upon a prior agreement, they received, disposed of, transferred and otherwise concealed or attempted to conceal the money they knew to have been acquired through a criminal offence committed abroad, whereby they committed the criminal offence of Money Laundering under Article 209 of the Criminal Code of BiH.

The Prosecution will prove the above allegations by calling 16 witnesses, including nationals of the above-mentioned countries, by calling an expert witness and by enclosing a larger amount of evidence.

The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.