The Croatian Justice Ministry will send Bosnia and Herzegovina a request for the extradition of former Dinamo football club executive Zdravko Mamić after the Osijek County Court forwards the necessary documentation to the justice ministry, Minister Dražen Bošnjaković said on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of the inner cabinet.
The Osijek County Court on Tuesday upheld a new indictment which the Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) filed against Mamić and six more people on the suspicion that they had defrauded Dinamo of 200 million kuna from 2004 to December 2015 when Mamić held a few executive posts in that Zagreb-based football club.
Asked about further steps in the case, Bošnjaković said that the Justice Ministry first had to obtain the extradition request and the relevant documentation from the Osijek court, after which the extradition request would be sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“After that, a Bosnia and Herzegovina court will decide if formal conditions for extradition have been met,” Bošnjaković said, adding that the final decision would be made by the justice minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Asked if conditions for Mamić’s extradition existed under an agreement Croatia had signed with Bosnia and Herzegovina to regulate the matter, Bošnjaković said that everything would be known once the ministry obtained the documentation and launched the procedure, Hina reports.