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Case of Emir Suljic: Four and a Half Years Imprisonment for Tax Evasion

 

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina announce, on 26 October 2020, a second instance judgment in the case of Emir Suljić finding the accused Emir Suljić guilty of the commission of a continued criminal offense of Tax Evasion or Fraud under Article 210(4) in connection with Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC BiH), as read with Article 54 of the same Code. The Court sentenced the accused Emir Suljić to imprisonment for a term of 4 (four) years and 6 (six) months.

As an accessory punishment, the Court fined the accused in the amount of 15,000.00 BAM which shall be paid by the accused towards the Budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the period of 60 days after the judgment finality. In case that the fine is not paid in whole within the deadline given in the judgment, the fine will be substituted by a prison sentence in accordance with the Article 47 of the Criminal Code of BiH.

Pursuant to Article 110 and Article 111 of the CC BiH, the proceeds of crime shall be confiscated from the accused Emir Suljić in the amount of 258,969.62 BAM which shall be paid by the accused towards the BiH Budget within a 30-day period after the judgment finality under the threat of enforced collection.

 

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