The former Agrokor boss’ hearing has been postponed due to procedures.
The Agrokor story, which gradually transformed into the Todorić story, has been a whirlwind from start to finish and we at TCN have covered it intensely from the very beginning. It seems however, that the saga that shook Croatia and threatened the domestic economy to an incomprehensible degree, is far from over.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 25th of January, 2018, in spite of the fact that it was foreseen that Ivica Todorić would appear before a judge at the Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April the 10th, 2018, where Croatia’s request for his extradition was set to be discussed, it seems that now that will not happen, at least not on the aforementioned date.
As has been unofficially stated, Todorić should appear in court in London only in May, as his previously scheduled hearing has been adjourned for procedural reasons.
Agrokor’s former top dog, who has become just about as famous for his blog as he has for his alleged crimes, handed himself over to the London police last November at Charing Cross Station, where the British authorities detained him under the conditions of the European Arrest Warrant that had been issued for him.
After the British arrested him, he was brought to court where he objected to Croatia’s extradition request, he was then released, awaiting a hearing to present his various reasons as to why exactly he opposes extradition to Croatia.
Despite what seems like relative freedom in London, Todorić’s life is still somewhat limited because he has been fitted with an electronic tag, and a police officer has to appear three times a week at his residence in the British capital.
Both he and his wife, who joined him in London, have been deprived of their passports, and Todorić had to hand over £100,000 bail to the British authorities for his semi-freedom.
As Agrokor’s ex boss builds up his arguments in opposition to his extradition to the Republic of Croatia, the decision on whether or not the United Kingdom will extradite him will not come to pass before the end of 2018.