Having held a guilty plea agreement consideration hearing and the sentencing hearing in the case of Milan Mitić, on 28 October 2019 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered a judgment finding the accused Milan Mitić guilty of the criminal offense of Organized Crime under Article 250(2) of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina (CC BiH) in conjunction with the criminal offenses as follows: a) Murder under Article 148(1) of the Criminal Code of Republika Srpska (CC RS) as read with Article 20 and Article 25 of the CC RS in relation to Section 1 of the Operative Part of Judgment; b) Murder under Article 148(1) of the CC RS as read with Article 25 of the CC RS in relation to Section 2 of the Operative Part of Judgment; c) Aggravated Robbery under Article 289(1) of the Criminal Code of the BiH Federation (CC FBiH) as read with Article 33 of the CC FBiH in relation to Section 3 of the Operative Part of Judgment; d) Aggravated Robbery under Article 233(2) of the CC RS in relation to Section 4 of the Operative Part of Judgment; e) Aggravated Robbery under Article 233(2) of the CC RS, as read with Article 20 of the CC RS in relation to Section 5 of the Operative Part of Judgment.
The Court sentenced the accused Milan Mitić to 8 (eight) years of imprisonment. The time the accused spent in pre-trial custody from 30 June 2017 onwards shall be credited towards his sentence of imprisonment.
On the same day the Court issued a decision ordering the accused Milan Mitić into continued custody, which under the decision may last for a maximum of 9 (nine) months, which means until 28 July 2020 or pending a new decision of the Court. Pre-trial custody was extended under Article 132(1)a) of the CPC BiH – flight risk.
The accused Milan Mitić has been found guilty of becoming a member of a mutually connected and organized group of people, organized with the aim of enabling members of groups to mutually connect and collude, connect and collude with other persons and individually, organize, prepare and commit offenses which in the mutual effect of actions and consequences contain elements of criminal offenses proscribed by the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Criminal Code of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Criminal Code of Republika Srpska.
The organized group has been operational since 2005, and has, by the threat and use of force against life and limb, and by the use of firearms, appropriated movable property from other persons and forced them to do things to the detriment of their own property. Group members have also agreed on murdering other people, prepared and tried to kill multiple persons, carried out illegal trafficking in firearms and unauthorized manufacture of firearms for use in the commission of the referenced acts. By the use of firearms, during the commission of the referenced acts, they brought into general danger the lives of other people and property on a large scale, and obtained ill-gotten gain in an unidentified amount, material goods and other types of gain. They used the money obtained through the commission of the foregoing criminal offenses to purchase movable and real property in BiH, Serbia and Croatia, and moved the money through business operations to legitimize the ill-gotten gain.