The Croatian Justice Ministry sent Bosnia and Herzegovina a request for the extradition of former Dinamo football club executive Zdravko Mamic after the Osijek County Court forwards the necessary documentation to the justice ministry.
The Osijek County Court on Friday upheld a new indictment which the Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) filed against Mamic and six more people on the suspicion that they had defrauded Dinamo of 200 million kuna from 2004 to December 2015 when Mamic held a few executive posts in that Zagreb-based football club.
The day before the pronouncement of the verdict, Mamic fled to BiH. BiH State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) police detained Mamic Thursday on the basis of an Interpol warrant.
During the hearing here on Friday, Mamic said that he is “a proud citizen of BiH and does not want to be extradited to Croatia.”
Mamic‘s lawyer Zdravko Rajic told reporters that BiH court had decided to suspend extradition proceedings because Mamic has BiH citizenship.
According to law scholars, the final verdict in this case could be stretched out until the end of 2019. If he is still found guilty, Mamic could serve the jail sentence in BiH, as a result of an agreement between the two countries.