Skopje, 21 July 2020 (MIA) – The obtained material evidences which were recovered from the mobile phone of the defendant Bojan Jovanovski-Boki 13 are sufficient, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska stated Tuesday outside Criminal Court in regard to ‘International Association’ case.
Ruskoska said that the recovered mobile phone evidences show the exact location, the house of Jovanovski’s parents where the money ended up.
She added that they have material evidences to support the indictment, but also testimonies of Agapi Dika and Liljana Todorovska about how the signing of the agreements took place, the negotiations in the NGO “International Association” and the statements of the aggrieved parties Siljan Miceski and Ardian Amzoski.
“There are material evidences as well as testimonies from witnesses. As for money laundering, money that Bojan Jovanovski received through fraud was given to Jasna Mandikj and Mile Jovanovski to pay in as loans or repayment of loans or donations to BMJ Media Group, and 1TV was part of this company,” Ruskoska said.
Asked about the investigation into the “Empire” case, Ruskoska said that the material and financial experts’ forensics is carried out and several witnesses should also testify.
In regard to the cases of the former Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, she said that the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Skopje has decided that all cases that will be reported to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of North Macedonia before the end of the investigation or before the end of the pre-trial procedure and then to decide on the cases, whether to open an investigation or not, to supplement the investigation or to file charges.
During today’s trial in the ‘International Association’ case, Bojan Jovanovski’s father, the defendant Mile Jovanovski felt sick and ambulance was called. The trial was suspended for 30 minutes.
The trial in the ‘International Association’ case, in which Jasna Mandikj, Bojan Jovanovski-Boki 13, Frosina Remenski, Mile Jovanovski and Hristina Blazeska are indicted on “fraud” and “money laundering” charges, launched Tuesday in the Skopje-based Criminal Court.
In her opening statement, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska stressed that the defendants consciously committed the crimes they’re accused of and that the association was established to con businessmen Siljan Miceski and Ardian Amzoski.
Defendants pleaded not guilty to charges.
Sofche Gavrilova – Efremova is presiding judge in the trial.