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Serbia in the Fight against Organized Crime and Corruption 2008 - 2012

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Serbia in the Fight against Organized Crime and Corruption 2008 - 2012

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  1. Austro-Serbian Economic Forum Vienna, April 25th - 26th 2012 Serbia in the Fight against Organized Crime and Corruption 2008 - 2012 Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia

  2. Established institutional architecture based on a strong legal framework enforced by specialized and uncompromised institutions and people This approach was launched in 2003 only few months before a strong organized crime group committed the assassination on the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia in the modern Serbian history – Mr. Zoran Djindjic.

  3. Only under the leadership of President Tadic, during the tenure of Prime Minister Cvetkovic and Justice Minister Malovic, came the necessary courage and commitment to tackle this complex challenge In order for the process to start, several crucial milestones had to be covered, primary of which being the complicated and delicate process of judiciary reform Furthermore, the entire process needed to be started from scratch

  4. Institutional architecture in the Fight against organized crime and corruption • Special Police Units • Special Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime • Special Court Departments • New Prison Units • Witness protection programe • Directorate for Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets • New System Laws • Stricter Penalty Policy

  5. Successful Bilateral Cooperation 3t of cocaine 4 million EUR 20 million EUR 4t of cocaine 140 million EUR

  6. Overall Stats January 1st - November 15th 2011 Data courtesy of Special Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime

  7. Data courtesy of Special Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime

  8. SpecialProsecutor’sOffice for Organized CrimeEstablishedin May 2003 • During the tenure of the current Government from 2008 until today following results have been achieved:

  9. Convictions and Indictments for Corruption 2008-2011 • 2.965 persons have been sentenced for various forms of petty and grand corruption • Against 6.542 persons prosecutors have brought charges of corruption • 32 criminal charges • 56 investigation requests • 47 indictments for offences of corruption

  10. PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE FOR ORGANIZEDCRIME IN 2012 CONTINUED TO SUCCESFULLY CARRY OUT THE ACTIVITIES RELATED TO INTITIATION THE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS OF ORGANIZED CRIME AND OF SO CALLED HIGH-PROFILE CORRUPTION

  11. ACTIVITIES OF THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FOR ORGANISED CRIME IN 2012 Criminal proceedings for criminal offences of organised crime January 2012 indictment raised against four persons for committing criminal offence of criminal alliance and criminal offence of trafficking in human beings and charged for trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation of females from Serbia in Italy via street prostitution. January 2012 two indictments were against members of two international organized criminal groups dealing with trafficking of narcotics, indictment are raised against 13 persons suspected for the illicit purchase of cocaine on the territory of South America. March 2012 indictment was raised against 23 persons – members of two organised criminal groups, for committing criminal offence of unlawful production and circulation of narcotics and criminal alliance. March 2012 investigation initiated against 8 members of organized criminal group for dealing and trafficking of narcotics.While arresting these persons it was found and seized 85 kilos of drug skunk.

  12. ACTIVITIES OF THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FOR ORGANISED CRIME IN 2012 Criminal proceedings of so called high-profile corruption In January 2012 submitted request, regarding the corruption in economy, for investigation against three persons for reasonable doubt that they appropriated 32 trucks, owned by Hypo Alpe Adria Leasing, which worth more than 300 million dinars. In February 2012 investigations initiated against 11 persons, owners, directors and legal representatives of many companies, for the commitment of criminal offence of abuse of office. The suspects, as majority owners and responsible persons, through their position, were appropriating capital from privatized companies, approving, creating and signing orders for transfer of money for partially executed businesses. In that manner defendants illegally obtained financial gain of around 4.5 million euros at expense of privatized companies, while still not carried out its obligations under the contracts of privatization, which led to the termination of these contracts, blocking of company bank accounts and disabling companies to conduct their business activities.

  13. Property siezed from crime and under Management of the Directorate for Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets • 100 apartments • 34 houses • 50 companies, under court and prosecutor’s offices’ orders • Renting temporarily seized immobile property monthly adds 20.000 EUR to the budget of the Directorate Value: 350 million EUR

  14. Immobility Given to the Use of Other State Bodies and Institutions • 2 houses given for the opening of kindergarten • House given to the University Children’s Hospital for the opening of Parent’s House • House given for the Shelter for the Victims of Human Trafficking • House given for the Centre for Youth and Children without Parental Care • House given to the Drug AbusersRehabilitation Centre

  15. Social Responsibility Donated: 14 million RSD (140.000 EUR)

  16. Social Responsibility Donated: 14 million RSD (140.000 EUR)

  17. The efforts and results achieved in last four years created an environment in Serbia for: Competitive economic environment Safeguard of foreign investments on top of political and institutional agenda All preconditions for protection of economic interests of investors provided

  18. Thank you for your attention Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia April, 2012