A plea hearing has been scheduled in the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday for the accused in the "Respirators" affair, "Avaz" has learned.
We remind you that on December 30th last year, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina fully confirmed the indictment against Fadil Novalić, FB&H Prime Minister, Fahrudin Solak, suspended director of the Federal Civil Protection Administration (FCPA), Fikret Hodžić, owner of "Srebrna malina" and FB&H Deputy Prime Minister Jelka Milićević.
These four are accused of procuring respirators worth 10.5 million KM, but also of procuring protective equipment worth 2.9 million KM.
After several months of investigation, the Prosecutor's Office of B&H filed the indictment on December 4th last year, and then sent it to the Court for confirmation. The indictment was confirmed only after finalization.
The accused Novalić, Solak and Hodžić, as well as the legal entity “F.H. Srebrena malina“ Srebrenica, as stated by the Prosecutor's Office of B&H, is charged with having committed the criminal offenses of Association for the Perpetration of Criminal Offenses, among which are:
- Abuse of position or authority, receipt of reward or other benefit for trading in influence, money laundering, forgery or destruction of business or trade books or documents, forgery of official documents, breach of the obligation to keep trade or business books and compile financial statements and falsify or destroy them- it was pointed out by the Prosecution.
Milićević is charged with committing the criminal offense of negligent work in the service.
According to the indictment, Novalić is charged with using the circumstances of declaring a pandemic, as well as the capacities of the Prime Minister's authority in the Government of the Federation of B&H, to devise a plan for illegal payment of budget funds for the purchase of coronavirus funds.