PERSON ACCUSED OF CYBER CRIME ENTERS INTO PLEA AGREEMENT ADMITTING GUILT28.09.2021. 12:36
The accused Asmir Mulaj (1988) from Živinice has fully admitted his guilt for the commission of the criminal offenses of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Damaging Computer Data and Programs and Money Laundering.
The Plea Agreement foresees unconditional sentence of imprisonment for a term of three (3) years, confiscation of the funds in the amount of BAM 35,400 from the accused, as well as confiscation of a passenger motor vehicle from the accused, that being an unlawful material gain.
By virtue of this Plea Agreement, the accused has fully accepted responsibility for the criminal offenses charged by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he has waived his right to a trial, as well as the right to appeal the Judgment pronounced to him by the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Having considered the Plea Agreement, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina accepted the Plea Agreement and sentenced the accused.
During the operation conducted in this case, a large amount of electronic and computer equipment was seized, including sophisticated programs used to commit crimes.
This case is part of an extensive investigation of computer crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region, in which representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and police officers specializing in computer and high-tech crime from the Republika Srpska Ministry of Interior and the Police Administration of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina were involved, together with computer crime experts from the Federal Republic of Germany were also present, whose presence was approved on the basis of a Request for Mutual Legal Assistance.
In the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union, an operation was also carried out which included a large number of persons, for whom evidence was collected that they had participated in illegal activities via the Internet.
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