INDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST THREE PERSONS FOR COUNTERFEITING OF MONEY30.07.2012. 13:56
Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor's Office of BiH issued an indictment against the following persons:
1. Z.J. (1970), citizen of the Republic of Serbia, in custody as of July 20, 2012,
2. A.V. (1968), citizen of the Republic of Serbia, in custody as of July 20, 2012, and
3. G.M. (1965), citizen of the Republic of Serbia, in custody as of July 20, 2012.
The aforementioned accused persons are charged with having agreed in July 2012 to put counterfeit 100 KM (BAM) banknotes, the official currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, into circulation on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. With that aim in mind the accused persons came to the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Republic of Serbia bringing the counterfeit money i.e. at least eight bills in denominations of 100 KM, obtained in a manner known to them.
As alleged in the indictment, in the morning of July 18, 2012 they put the counterfeit money into circulation by way of G.M. paying for the bus ticket with a counterfeit banknote. Following the detection of G.M. police officers have identified the other perpetrators and discovered seven banknotes in denomination of 100 KM, which the accused persons failed to put into circulation, during the search of their rented apartments.
The indictment charges the accused persons with having obtained counterfeit money with the intent of putting it into circulation, and with having put the counterfeit money into circulation as genuine, thereby committing the criminal offense of Counterfeiting of Money under Article 205, Paragraph 2 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina in conjunction with Article 29 of the Criminal Code of BiH.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.
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