RAJKO SLIJEPČEVIĆ, BRANISLAV RADUJKOVIĆ AND BILJANA SLIJEPČEVIĆ CONCLUDED PLEA AGREEMENTS09.01.2013. 14:57
The following accused persons entered into plea agreements with the Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crimes and Corruption within the Prosecutor's Office of BiH:
- Rajko Slijepčević, AKA „Rajkić“ and „Pop“, born on August 1, 1979 in Prnjavor, where he resides, with prior convictions, BiH citizen,
- Branislav Radujković, born on February 9, 1967 in Prnjavor, where he resides, BiH citizen, and
- Biljana Slijepčević, born on April 1, 1979 in Derventa, residing in Prnjavor, BiH citizen
By virtue of signing the agreements the accused persons fully admitted committing the criminal offense they were charged with by the indictment of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued on May 21, 2012, which was confirmed in its entirety by the preliminary hearing judge of the Court of BiH on May 28, 2012.
Pursuant to the agreement the Prosecutor and the defense agree that the accused Rajko Slijepčević be rendered a verdict of imprisonment for a term of four (4) years by the Court of BiH; that the accused Branislav Radujković be rendered a verdict of imprisonment for a term of one (1) year by the court of BiH; that the time spent in custody be counted as time served as well as that the items used or intended for use in commission of the criminal offense and proceeds of crime be seized from them.
The agreement also defines that the accused Biljana Slijepčević is to be rendered a two (2) year imprisonment sentence by the Court of BiH, which shall not be executed providing that the accused does not commit another criminal offence within a five (5) year period.
The proposed sentences are in line with the roles of the accused persons in commission of the criminal offense listed in the indictment.
The accused persons are charged to have acted as an organized group during 2011 for the purpose of proceeding with illicit international trafficking and sale of narcotic drug - Marijuana „Skunk“, with the intent of obtaining financial benefits.
With this agreement the accused persons confirm that they are aware of the content of the indictment issued by the BiH Prosecutor's Office. They also confirm that the plea statements were given voluntarily, knowingly, with full understanding, without any coercion or persuasion and undertake 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 persons have waived their right to a trial and appeal to the criminal sanction that shall be rendered to them by the Court of BiH.
The agreement was submitted to the Court of BiH.
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