With the crimes committed, the perpetrators caused multimillion-dollar damages and acquired substantial unlawful property gain.
A prosecutor of the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption has filed an indictment against Robert Iličić aka “Robac” born in 1974 in Mostar, citizen of BiH and the Republic of Croatia, Ivan Knezović, born in 1964 in Široki Brijeg, citizen of BiH and Canada, Ivo Zvone, born in 1979 in Dubrovnik, citizen of the Republic of Croatia and Ante Labinčić Bralić, born in 1971 in Split, citizen of the Republic of Croatia
The defendants are charged that in the period from 2012 to 2015, while operating as a group associated for the purpose of committing criminal offences and after learning of the intentions of a Canadian citizen of BiH origin to transfer his business to Croatia and BiH, they committed the criminal offences of fraud and money laundering and extorted and alienated from the said person large sums of money with the aim of alienating his property, immovables and vehicles and acquiring unlawful property gain.
The defendants are charged that they, by perpetrating the criminal offences in the territories of BiH and Croatia, took the money, vehicles and immovables from the said person in BiH and Croatia and thus made it possible for themselves to acquire unlawful property gain in the total amount of at least EUR 1,147,910 (equivalent to approximately BAM 2.25 million).
The defendants are charged with the following criminal offences: Association for the purpose of committing criminal offences under Article 249 (1) of the Criminal Code (CC) of BiH, Fraud under Article 294 (2) of the CC BiH, Extortion under Article 295 (2) of the CC of the Federation of BiH, Money laundering under Article 209 (2) and (3) of the CC BiH.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH.