THE ACCUSED NADA GOVEDARICA (1961) CONCLUDED A PLEA AGREEMENT21.08.2012. 15:40
The accused Nada Govedarica (1961) residing in Bijeljina, citizen of BiH - entered into a plea agreement with the Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.
By virtue of signing the agreement the accused Govedarica fully admitted committing the criminal offense she was charged with by the indictment of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued on December 9, 2011 and confirmed by the Court of BiH in December 19, 2011.
The prosecutor and the defense agree that pursuant to the agreement the accused Nada Govedarica be rendered a suspended sentence of one (1) year imprisonment by the Court of BiH, which shall not be executed providing that the accused does not commit another criminal offence within the period of two (2) years (control period), and impose a security measure – forfeiture of items used in commission of crime and proceeds of crime.
The proposed sentence is in line with the role of the accused in commission of the criminal offense.
By virtue of the plea agreement the accused has pledged to testify on all facts she is familiar with in this case as well as all perpetrators, co-perpetrators and accomplices in commission of the crime including all crimes they were involved in that she is aware of. The accused agrees to testify before the Court of BiH when summoned by the Court of BiH.
With this agreement the accused confirms that she is aware of the content of the indictment issued by the BiH Prosecutor's Office. She also confirms that the plea statement was given voluntarily, knowingly, with full understanding, without any coercion or persuasion and undertakes 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 has waived her right to a trial and appeal to the criminal sanction that shall be rendered to her by the Court of BiH.
The agreement was submitted to the Court of BiH.
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