Assistant to Minister Arrested On Bribery Charges

Thursday May 7th, 2015
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An official from Tuzla Canton ministry of industry, energy and mining was arrested while taking 10,000 KM bribe.

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SIPA officers arrested Bahir Imamović when he took 10,000 KM from a Tuzla-kvarc employee. (Photo: SIPA)

By The: By The Center for Investigative Reporting

Assistant to the minister of Tuzla Canton ministry of industry, energy and mining, Bahir Imamović, was arrested today while taking a bribe that would open doors to a concession license, said the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a press release.

Officers of the State Investigative and Protection Agency arrested Imamović when he took 10,000 KM of a total of 30,000 KM from an employee of Tuzla-kvarc.

Assistant to the minister solicited the bribe to doctor the procedure that would give Tuzla-kvarc a concession license to mine quartz sand in the area of Tuzla Canton said the prosecutors.

According to the prosecutors, Imamović allegedly repeatedly told the firm’s representative to take out a loan and give him the money in exchange for the concession license.

Published May 7, 2015

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