Nikola Spiric, who is on the black list of the United States because of corruption, has been officially appointed as a member of the Commission for the Selection and Monitoring of the Work of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption, Klix.ba news portal reports.
At the 6th session of the House of Peoples, held on May 28, 2020, and at the 12th session of the House of Representatives, held on September 15, 2020, the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH passed a decision on appointing the Commission for Selection and Monitoring of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption and coordination of the fight against corruption, it is stated in the Official Gazette of BiH.
The decision entered into force on September 15, 2020, but has only now been published in the Official Gazette of BiH.
Nikola Spiric has been blacklisted by the United States government for more than two years on suspicion of involvement in corruption.
Namely, in September 2018, the United States of America (USA) imposed sanctions on Spiric due to credible information that Spiric was “involved in public corruption”. He ended up on the U.S. blacklist for obstructing public processes related to the work of the OSA.
“U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the U.S. Department of State have credible information that Mr. Nikola Spiric was involved in and benefited from public corruption, including the improper gain in public office and obstruction of public processes during his tenure as a member of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina “, the Public Relations Office of the US Embassy said.