20.06.2022. / 17:09
SARAJEVO – Sarajevo Canton Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation against Safet Baltic, former director of the Cantonal Public Utility Company (KJKP) “Park”, due to reasonable suspicion that he committed the criminal offense of “forgery of a document” under Article 373 paragraph 2 of the Criminal Code is from this prosecution for Fokus.ba.
The Sarajevo Prosecutor’s Spokesperson of Sarajevo Alem Hamzić pointed out that when the Prosecutorial Decision was made in this case, the public will be informed in a timely manner.
Baltic is currently employed at the Public Institution “Sarajevo Canton Memorial Fund”. According to the information we received from the Office for the Fight against Corruption and Quality Management of KS, which submitted a report on the criminal offense, he is charged with using a diploma of completed studies to obtain a high school diploma during his employment with the KS Memorial Fund Save the Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo – Occupation Economist, allegedly issued on 20 January 1988, for which subsequent checks were found to be not credible.
Namely, the Office for the Fight against Corruption was informed by the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo that an inspection of the official records established that Safet Baltić was not in the official records of this higher education institution.
Baltic was appointed director of “Park”, then as a staff of BPS, on May 13, 2013. The Supervisory Board of this company removed him from the position of director in June 2016, after the Assembly of the company and the Assembly of Sarajevo Canton had not previously adopted the financial report “For 2015. At that time, Alen Ramić (SBB) was appointed Baltić’s successor.
Seven months later, the Municipal Court in Sarajevo, more precisely in March 2017, has issued a decision in which the Baltic shift declared illegal and places it out of office.
In the decision, the court orders “Park” to return Baltić to work and enable him to perform the duties of director, until the expiration of his mandate in May. That, however, was not respected.
But this is not all that Baltic could be charged with. Namely, while the director of the park, therefore, in a period of three years, this cantonal company has made contributions for compulsory pension-disability insurance in the amount of as much as 2.6 million KM. More precisely, it is about the amount of 2,672,796 KM.
These are data that are, under the Law on Freedom of Access Information, Focus Delivered from the KJKP “Park”. According to Baltić, the debts were further created in the form of unemployment contributions, in the amount of 83,309 KM.
By the way, KJKP “Park”, according to the last updated ranking list of tax debtors published by the FBiH Tax Administration as of March 31 this year, is in 37th place with total debts of 8.2 million KM.
In November 2019, the Ministry of Communal Economy and the infrastructure of the KS then led by Srdjan Mandić (NS) found that the debt “of the Park” is up to 13 million KM.
At that time, the Ministry asked the Assembly, the Supervisory Board and the management to conduct a detailed investigation, ie perform an in-depth analysis of the business and inform it about the persons who brought the company to the situation it is in today.
Fokus.ba officially addressed the Ministry of Communal Economy and Infrastructure, headed today by Enver Hadžiahmetović (NiP), in order to obtain information on the findings of the in-depth business analysis, but we did not receive an answer.
Also, the KJKP “Park”, headed today by the director Adis Bešlić, said that they had no information about the said analysis. Thus, the question is justified whether it was done at all, since the creation of the Dubioza Public Enterprise “Park” has not answered, including Baltić.
The current management of KJKP “Park” presented to Focus the information according to which Ramic, as Baltic’s successor, repaid part of the debts, and during his term there were no new ones based on contributions for PIO and unemployment insurance.
For the remaining part of the debt, as they stated, an agreement was concluded on the postponed payment with the Tax Administration of the FBiH.
On that basis, it is confirmed by the property “Park” placed under the mortgage, which further speaks in what kind of situation is this public utility company. Fokus.ba had an insight into the land registry excerpts in which it is evident that the administrative building of the “Park”, in addition to a number of other real estate and plots belonging to this company, is mortgaged until the debts are settled.
It should be emphasized that in addition to all that, the Indirect Taxation Authority of BiH determined the debts for VAT, in the amounts of 26,012 KM and 34,583 KM for 2017 and 2018, and calculated interest of 31,070 KM. That was during Ramic’s term. In 2022, according to the “Park”, the VAT debt was settled.
Fokus.ba contacted Baltić to hear about his position. To our inquiry that the PROSECUTOR’S OFFICSUCE THREE has opened an investigation into a counterfeit degree, Baltic said:
“Believe me, there is a lawyer there. I would not comment on that now, please. “
After we asked him if he was also the director of “Park” with this graduation, his answer was short: “Do not, please. It’s a long story. “
By the way, Baltic was once a President of the GRAS Assembly, from 30 July 2013 to 24 July 2015. According to the report on the implementation of the conclusions of the Government of KS and the procedure for reporting irregularities in KJKP “GRAS”, the Office for the Fight against Corruption stated that the debt of this public company, based on direct taxes for the period 2009-2016. amounted to about 199.3 million KM, and the main debt in the amount of KM 90.7 million (outstanding liabilities).
Payments of taxes and contributions on salaries were not made in accordance with the Law on Contributions of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Law on Income Tax, payments of taxes and contributions on salaries were not made in accordance with the Law on Value Added Tax and the Rulebook on Law value added tax.
A survey conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in 2018 showed that people who are most often appointed by political parties sit in assemblies and thus control the work of companies.
CIN reporters then spoke to 28 former and current members of the assemblies and most of them admitted to being in political parties.
Baltic was then one of the officials questioned, and he is for CIN told how he came to the GRAS Assembly with the help of a friend from his party.
“Do you pay for it, I ask him. He says he pays around 400 marks, like this. I said – just right, great – war. I have to take out a loan“He said. After that, he entered the assembly of the company and became a member of the BPS.
Safet Baltic was also one of the witnesses in the “Amir Zukic and Others” case, which concerns abuses in employment in public companies. He was mentioned in that case as a person in the employment chain for money.
Namely, according to BIRN report From the trial, Witness Spaho Muhović, whom the prosecution gave immunity from criminal prosecution was that the accused Safet Bibic gave 11,000 KM for employment of the Son in the Park. At that time, Safet Baltić was the head of the “Park”.
At that hearing, the defense presented him with a part of the testimony from the investigation in which he stated that he asked for help from Safet Baltić for his son’s job, which Muhović confirmed, but clarified that he had never seen the man.
Baltić then said that in 2014, the company employed seasonal workers through the Sarajevo Canton Employment Bureau and that, as far as the witness recalls, Armin Muhović was deployed in Novi Grad.
“Senad strako (one of the accused op.a.), which I know, asked me if Muhovic could get a contract for an indefinite period. I replied that there was a ban from the Cantonal Government“Said Baltic and added that it was the story that” someone gave money “.
When it comes to KJKP “Park”, it should be emphasized that the Prosecutor’s Office of Sarajevo Canton has formed case number: T09 KTAK 15761 20 due to the existence of indications of illegal employment of five people in that public company, which in September 2020. wrote Focus.
Due to the obvious existence of indications and suspicion that the acting director of KJKP “Park” (Edin Abdurahmanović) contrary to the procedures enabled and approved the employment of five people in the company, which illegally enabled them to acquire all employment rights, the Office then informed the Cantonal Prosecutor’s Office. . Based on the submitted information, the KS Prosecutor’s Office formed a case.
Source: Capital.ba – Informacija je capital by www.capital.ba.
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