TWO ACCUSED PERSONS ENTERED INTO A PLEA AGREEMENT ADMITTING GUILT01.06.2012. 15:14
Persons who have entered into the plea agreement with a Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH are as follows:
1. Enver Okanović aka “Hodža”, born on 24 April 1964 in Bihać where he also resides, citizen of BiH, charged with the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs in violation of Article 195(1) of the Criminal Code of BiH, as read with the criminal offense of Unauthorized Production and Sale of Narcotic Drugs in violation of Article 238(1) of the Criminal Code of FBiH. The Prosecutor has proposed that the Court of BiH convicts the accused Enver Okanović to a suspended prison sentence for a term of two (2) years, which will not be executed if the accused does not perpetrate another criminal offence within a period of four (4) years (probation period).
2. Mehmed Libić, aka “Medo”, born on 03 March 1968 in Bihać where he also resides, citizen of BiH, charged with the criminal offense of Abuse of Office or Official Authority in violation of Article 383(1) of the Criminal Code of FBiH as read with Article 55 of the Criminal Code of FBiH (Continued Criminal Offense). The Prosecutor has proposed that the Court of BiH convicts the accused Mehmed Libić to a suspended prison sentence for a term of one (1) year and six (6) months, which will not be executed if the accused does not perpetrate another criminal offence within a period of three (3) years (probation period), as well as that this accused be imposed a security measure of forfeiture of objects used or destined for use in the perpetration of the criminal offense and those that resulted from the perpetration of the criminal offence.
By signing the aforementioned plea agreement, these accused persons have fully admitted the commission of the criminal offenses they were charged with by the Indictment of the BiH Prosecutor’s Office of 12 January 2012.
The proposed sentences are consistent with the level of involvement of these accused persons in the commission of the aforementioned criminal offenses.
By signing the aforementioned plea agreement, all the aforementioned accused persons have agreed to testify before the Court of BiH when summoned to do so by that court.
With this plea agreement, all the aforementioned accused persons have confirmed to be familiar with the content of the Indictment of the BiH Prosecutor’s Office dated 12 January 2012. At the same time, they have confirmed to have entered their plea of guilty voluntarily, consciously and with understanding, and they have also taken upon themselves an obligation to reimburse the expenses of the criminal proceedings in the amount as determined by the Court of BiH.
With this plea agreement, all these accused persons have waived their right to a trial and a right to appeal to a criminal sanction imposed upon them by the Court of BiH on the basis of this plea agreement.
These plea agreements have been forwarded to the Court of BiH.
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