CIN Journalists Won Two EU Investigative Journalism Awards

The feature by CIN journalists Jelena Jevtić and Mubarek Asani on ITABiH inspectors of Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ITA BiH) racketeering shopowners and the feature by Adna Zilić on irregular purchase of police uniforms won the first and third prize of the EU Investigative Journalism Award.

Incorrect Data In The Biography Of Dragan Bogdanić

The official biography of state MP Dragan Bogdanić says that he completed his cardiology subspecialty in 2006, however, he received this title only three years later. After CIN’s writing about him not declaring in the asset declaration form the house in Belgrade he submitted documents showing that it was his father Novak who built the house on his land.

Condemnation Of Threats Addressed To CIN Reporters and Reports Against Zoran Čegar

Many domestic and international organizations sought a reaction from the domestic authorities regarding the threats and insults Zoran Čegar, one of the heads of the FBiH Police Administration, directed at CIN reporters. The authorities were called to protect journalists from attacks. The threats were reported to the police and the prosecutor’s office.

STORIES

The Double Life Of Officer Čegar

The head of the FBiH Uniformed Police, Zoran Čegar, was accused of fraud in Croatia. Part of his property in Bosnia and Herzegovina was acquired illegally. CIN reveals that based on a falsified documents he took possession of other people’s real estate.

The American Dream Turning Into A Nightmare

Ajša Ramić from Visoko and Merjem Mirsada Veladžić from Florida promised dozens of BiH citizens an easy way to an American visa. They took about US $140 thousand from them, giving them false hope and falsified documents in return.

A Dry Hole Soaking Up Sarajevans’ Money

The former manager of the “Otoka Olympic Swimming Pool” wasted tens of thousands of BAM of the Sarajevo taxpayers’ money on the search for water that was not found. During his term of office, he also collected about BAM 20,000 in fees to which he was not entitled.

Citizens Pay A High Cost for a Term of Inactivity

Almost BAM 16 million of public money has been paid for the salaries and allowances of 80 officials of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, the Council of Ministers, and the Presidency of BiH since the beginning of the term.

State Prosecutor Not Declaring All the Assets

State prosecutor Vedrana Mijović and her husband Danko bought five properties in 13 years, and she has not declared some of them to the HJPC. Even though this institution requires judges and prosecutors to declare their assets, they are not legally bound to do so because for two and a half years there have been no rules on the submission of financial statements.

Money Over Dignity Of The Profession

In five years, at least nine lawyers in Bosnia and Herzegovina were convicted of abuse of position, abuse of trust of clients, and document forging. Six were banned from practicing law.

Millions Through A Power Of Attorney

Emina Begić, a lawyer from Bugojno, is accused of abusing clients’ trust, embezzling their money, and forging documents. Although the Bar Association can suspend her until the trial is over, she is still working.

NEWS

Order To Change The Rulebook On Vehicle Registration

Inspectors ordered the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina to amend the new Vehicle Registration Rulebook that Minister Vojin Mitrović passed in contravention of the laws and procedures, as CIN reported earlier.

Civil Society Organizations United Against Corruption

Fourteen civil society organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina engaged in monitoring government spending teamed up under the Network called Dvogled [Bonoculars], through which they will strive to improve anti-corruption efforts.

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