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1 SERVICE FOR COMBATING ORGANIZED CRIME Financial Investigation Unit, and Department for Financial Organized Crime Suppression 3-6.10.2012.

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2 1 SERVICE FOR COMBATING ORGANIZED CRIME Financial Investigation Unit, and Department for Financial Organized Crime Suppression

3 2 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Department for Financial Investigations of Organized Crime Department for Financial Investigations Planning and Coordination Affairs FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION UNIT MoI GENERAL POLICE DIRECTORATE CRIMINAL POLICE DIRECTORATE SERVICE FOR COMBATING ORGANIZED CRIME

4 3 LAWS Law on Police – defining obligatory cooperation of the Ministry of Interior with international bodies.Law on Police – defining obligatory cooperation of the Ministry of Interior with international bodies. Criminal Procedure Code – envisaging that prosecutor is in charge of pretrial proceedings and defining the role of the prosecutors office, court and police.Criminal Procedure Code – envisaging that prosecutor is in charge of pretrial proceedings and defining the role of the prosecutors office, court and police. Law on Mutual Legal Assistance – defining international legal frame of cooperation between Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Interior, on one side, and other states, on the otherLaw on Mutual Legal Assistance – defining international legal frame of cooperation between Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Interior, on one side, and other states, on the other Law on Tax Procedure and Tax Administration – envisaging also police cooperation with tax authorities andLaw on Tax Procedure and Tax Administration – envisaging also police cooperation with tax authorities and Law on Seizure and Confiscation of Proceeds from Crime – regulating conditions, procedure and authorities in charge of detecting, seizing and managing proceeds from crime.Law on Seizure and Confiscation of Proceeds from Crime – regulating conditions, procedure and authorities in charge of detecting, seizing and managing proceeds from crime.

5 4 CHARACTERISTICS 1. Accused of criminal offence Abuse of Office, Forging an Official Document and Money Laundering. 2. Financial Investigation was initiated after the new Law on Seizure and Confiscation of Proceeds from Crime was enacted, at the stage of completed first instance criminal proceedings, when the accused was sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment 3. After the order for initiating financial investigation was issued by the Higher Public Prosecutors Office of Belgrade, FI included checks through other state authorities, checks in the field, Mutual Legal Assistance and processing of data collected in the course of realization (questioning, searching of premises, etc.) 4.This example includes FI against accused director of a public company in Belgrade and members of his family – wife, three daughters, three sons-in-law and grandchildren.

6 5 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Information that the accused has money in banks of Montenegro Information that the accused has money in banks of Montenegro Checks in Financial Intelligence Unit of Montenegro by means of the Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering Checks in Financial Intelligence Unit of Montenegro by means of the Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering In the account of the accused EUR were found and in the account of his wife EUR In the account of the accused EUR were found and in the account of his wife EUR Order of the Higher Public Prosecutors Office for freezing money was forwarded to judicial bodies of Montenegro by means of Mutual Legal Assistance Order of the Higher Public Prosecutors Office for freezing money was forwarded to judicial bodies of Montenegro by means of Mutual Legal Assistance

7 6 REPORTS Based on the report and report amendments, Higher Public Prosecutors Office of Belgrade froze several immovable assets owned by legal and natural persons and submitted a request for temporary seizure of assets. Based on the report and report amendments, Higher Public Prosecutors Office of Belgrade froze several immovable assets owned by legal and natural persons and submitted a request for temporary seizure of assets. Namely, there was issued an order for freezing the following immovable assets Namely, there was issued an order for freezing the following immovable assets - 18 apartments - 6 houses - 7 companies - 3 buildings - 6 business premises - 6 business premises - Land of 24a,83m 2 There was temporary seizure of: There was temporary seizure of: - 13 apartments - 1 business premises EUR

8 7 NUMBER OF PERSONS COMPRISED BY THE INVESTIGATION 14 family members wife 3 daughters 3 sons-in-law 6 grandchildren

9 8REPORTS Reports sent by Financial Investigation Unit to the Prosecutors Office – 5 reports in total.

10 9 List of Branislava Uskokovićs assets rented out TenantAddress Amounts in EUR Branislav Uskoković No. 4 Topolska Jelena Mitrović No 29 Makenzijeva 800 Snežana Nikolić-Uskoković No. 12 Kičevska No. 19 Kičevska Milan Bukvić No. 31 Svetog Nikole T o t a l: Total for 17 months:

11 10 Empire of Uskokovićs at elite locations a list of real-estate addresses – houses, apartments and business premises of Uskoković family in Belgrade. Owners are Uskoković, his sister Milka Uskoković, his wife Vera, as well as daughters Lidija Bukvić, Snežana Uskoković-Nikolić and Jelena Mitrović. In the list there are those registered on Uskokovićs sons-in-law, Igor Mitrović, Milan Bukvić and Veljko Nikolić. In some of the addresses Uskokovićs own several apartments. In the map there are all locations of real-estates of Uskokovićs, and in the photos there are those the seizure of which was required by the District Prosecutors Office of Belgrade.

12 11 BRANISLAV USKOKOVIĆS HOUSE AT NO 3 PETROGRADSKA STR. RENTED OUT FOR KINDERGARTEN

13 12 Villa in Petrogradska Street owned by the youngest daughter of Branislav Uskoković, Jelena Mitrović

14 13 Kindergarten

15 14 One of Uskokovićs villas

16 15 HOUSE OF BRANISLAV USKOKOVIĆ

17 16 RESTAURANT VIOLETA KUCO STARA

18 17 HOUSE WITH RESTAURANT 1. House bought at the time of committing criminal offence on daughters name 2. Restaurant was rented out at the price of EUR 2. After criminal proceedings had been launched, the property was transferred to grandchildren of the accused 3. Checks in the Republic Geodetic Authority and court (in verifications), revealed the contract on purchase and gift. 4. The Higher Court of Belgrade issued a decision on temporary seizure

19 18 INTERIOR OF VIOLETA KUCO STARA RESTAURANT

20 19 PURCHASE OF COMPANIES 1.Consortium bought brickyard for EUR 2.Checks in court revealed that consortium consists of sons- in-law and daughters of the accused 3.Checks in the Central Securities Depositary and Clearing House revealed that additional shares were bought in the amount of EUR Higher Prosecutors Office issued a measure of prohibiting sale of shares and change of companys ownership

21 20 BRICKYARD NAŠA SLOGA IN KOVIN

22 21 APARTMENT BUILDING Characteristics 1. House with 3 apartments and premises of 525 m2 on son- in-laws name 2. Checks in all data bases 3. The accused is not registered at that address 4. Checks in Cadastre and Secretariat for Property and Legal Affairs, where the license for construction was found 5. Higher Court issued a decision on temporary seizure of the building.

23 22 PREMISES 1. Premises in the centre of the city with dry cleaning company registered on second daughters name 2. Property found in Tax Administration, Company Registers Agency and Republic Geodetic Authority 3. Higher Court issued a decision on temporary seizure of the premises and prohibition of changing companys ownership

24 23 HOUSE House in Vracar of 300 m2 House in Vracar of 300 m2 Bought on the name of the third daughter of the accused Bought on the name of the third daughter of the accused Conducted checks in the Republic Geodetic Authority, where it was registered Conducted checks in the Republic Geodetic Authority, where it was registered Higher Court issued a decision on temporary seizure of the premises and prohibition of changing the ownership Higher Court issued a decision on temporary seizure of the premises and prohibition of changing the ownership

25 24 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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