MINISTER IN THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF BIH DEPRIVED OF LIBERTY IN HIGH LEVEL CORRUPTION CASE06.12.2022. 10:42
Along with the deprivation of liberty, searches were carried out of the office premises, the place of residence of the suspect, as well as other facilities, in order to find evidence of committed criminal offenses.Suspect Lučić is under investigation by the BiH Prosecutor’s Office and is suspected of the criminal offense of Abuse of Office or Authority, in conjunction with several corrupt criminal offenses, which caused damage to BiH budget, and enabled the suspect and persons close and related to him to obtain illegal property gain.
During the work on the case, evidence was gathered that the suspect committed gross abuses in the area of spending funds intended for representation, illegally serviced vehicles with unauthorized persons, committed abuses during employment, as well as a number of other illegalities that are covered by the investigation.
A Prosecutor and an investigator of the BiH Prosecutor’s Office coordinated the activities of police authorities and determined further investigative activities to be undertaken.
The suspect, accompanied by SIPA, will be handed over to the assigned prosecutor, within the legal deadline, who will decide on further activities following the questioning of the suspect.
Dear Media Representatives, when transmitting news please bear in mind that persons referred to in the news and information of the BiH Prosecutor's Office, have the status of a suspect or an accused person. Let us remind you of the principle of presumption of innocence, which defines that no person shall be considered guilty until his/her guilt has been established by a final verdict.