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Trial in ‘Novalic et al.’ Case regarding Purchase of Respirators continues

The trial of Federal Prime Minister Fadil Novalic and others will continue today in the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in connection with the procurement of 100 respirators worth 10,530,000 BAM, which were imported from China by the company “Silver Raspberry”, owned by Fikret Hodzic, for the needs of the Federal Civil Protection Administration.

At the previous hearing, which was held on March 24, the director of the Clinical Center of the University of Sarajevo, Sebija Izetbegovic testified.

Apart from the Prime Minister of the Federation of BiH / FBiH / Fadil Novalic, the Minister of Finance of the FBiH Jelka Milicevic, the suspended director of the Federal Administration of Civil Protection Fahrudin Solak and the owner of the company “Srebrena malina” Fikret Hodzic are also accused of the disputed purchase of respirators. 

Novalic, Solak and Hodzic are charged with association for the purpose of committing criminal offenses related to the offenses of abuse of position or authority, receiving a reward or other form of benefit for trading in influence. 

They are also charged with money laundering, falsification or destruction of business or trade books or documents, forgery of official documents and violation of the obligation to keep trade or business books and compile financial statements and their falsification or destruction. 

Milicevic is charged with negligent work in the service.

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