The Supreme Court accepted the appeal of USKOK seeking an investigative prison sentence for Zdravko Mamic in the second proceeding. The information was confirmed by the Croatian media from the Osijek County Court. Namely, Mamic could still be extradited to Croatia for taking 200 million kuna from Dinamo Club.
An extradition agreement could be activated with BiH because the offense he is charged of is done after the signing of the abovementioned contract. Now, all is within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice.
To recall, the Appellate Division of the BiH Court in July decided that Mamic will not be extradited to the Republic of Croatia under the warrant of the County Court in Osijek.
A Croatian court found Mamic, who has dual Croatian and BiH citizenship, guilty of financial crimes, and sentenced him to six and a half years in prison in a verdict read out at the Osijek County Court on June 6.
The day before the pronouncement of the verdict, Mamic fled to BiH. BiH State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) police detained Mamic Thursday on the basis of an Interpol warrant.
During the hearing here on Friday, Mamic said that he is “a proud citizen of BiH and does not want to be extradited to Croatia.”
Mamic‘s lawyer Zdravko Rajic told reporters that BiH court had decided to suspend extradition proceedings because Mamic has BiH citizenship.
According to law scholars, the final verdict in this case could be stretched out until the end of 2019. If he is still found guilty, Mamic could serve the jail sentence in BiH, as a result of an agreement between the two countries.