Former Tax Authority Chief Charged in Major Corruption Case

The state prosecutor for organized crime and corruption slapped tax fraud charges on former tax authority chief and two importers. Kemal Čaušević, formerly head of the Indirect Taxation Authority, is accused of making deal with two major importers of textiles from Turkey, China and Hungary, whom he promised lowers clearance rates, no detailed review of imported goods and acceptance of invoices with incorrect information.

The prosecutor office said they had 50 witnesses confirmed and more than 100 pieces of evidence.

The charges against Čaušević are part of a wider investigation against a number of suspects, including officials of the ITA, codenamed Pandora.

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