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Large Investigation in Slovenia, Croatia, and BiH: Millions of Euros laundered in a well-designed Scheme

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) carried out 28 raids in Slovenia on Wednesday on suspicion of money laundering worth millions of euros. Unofficially, tax advisor Rok Snezic and citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – Dijana Djudjic, are being investigated, as the Slovenian agency STA reported.

Apart from Slovenia, house searches were also implemented in Croatia and BiH, as a scheme that allegedly involved many citizens of BiH was being investigated, and its mastermind was the Slovenia citizen – Rok Snezic.

Unofficial information says that Dijana Djudjic helped Snezic in money laundering. She is known for a controversial loan to the Democratic Party (SDS) of Janez Jansa of 450.000 euros back in 2017.

BiH authorities are conducting a parallel investigation on organized crime and money laundering, focusing on Djudjic and people related to her in BiH.

Snezic is suspected of organizing a group of citizens of BiH who opened bank accounts in Slovenia, Austria, and Hungary where they received money for fictitious services.

Afterward, they would take money from the banks in cash, and Snezic is suspected that he personally escort Djudjic from BiH to withdraw cash in Slovenia on several occasions.

Acting NBI Director Petra Grah Lazar told the press that the Bureau had launched an investigation in 2018 based on various information and that foreign authorities were also involved.

Slovenian and foreign nationals are suspected of committing several crime acts between 2016 and 2018, including issuing unauthorized invoices for different services, for which they received a total of seven million euros in illegal profits, as Grah Lazar said, without giving further details.

A total of 19 people are suspected in this investigation, Klix.ba writes.

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