Todorić Under House Arrest in London After Paying £100,000 Bail, Next Hearing In April 2018

Lauren Simmonds

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The formerly untouchable boss is under house arrest in the British capital.

As Telegram writes on the 7th of November, 2017, and as we reported earlier, Ivica Todorić handed himself in to the British police at Charing Cross station in London, after which he was detained by the British authorities who were obligated to arrest him under the conditions of the European Arrest Warrant that was issued for him.

These dramatic events unfolded after Nacional revealed that the Croatian authorities were aware of Todorić’s exact location and had passed this private information to the British. Despite the severity of this case, the court in London has scheduled a new hearing only next year, reports Nova TV.

The British judge told Todorić that he was under house arrest and he was released from custody after paying £100,000 bail.

A far cry from the life of luxury to which the ”gazda” has become accustomed, Todorić has been fitted with an ankle tag and must not leave the address at which his residence is registered in the United Kingdom. His attorneys have argued that a political process awaits him in Croatia, and the British judge concluded that he was indeed dealing with a very complicated case and scheduled the next hearing for April the 10th, 2018.

As previously mentioned, the ex Agrokor boss, for whom both a European Arrest Warrant and an arrest warrant from Interpol were issued, turned himself in to the British police today and was detained according to the conditions of the European Arrest Warrant issued by the Croatian authorities, which was sent directly to the British. Today, he appeared before the Westminster Magistrate Tribunal, and it was heard that a hearing on his possible extradition to Croatia will take place only in spring 2018.

According to British law, the judge should convene a new hearing within three weeks, however, this allegedly this didn’t happen. An official response from the court is still awaited, after which it will be made clear why the judge extended this deadline.

At the scheduled court hearing, which is some time away, any possible obstacles to his extradition to Croatia will become known. Among many other things, it will be determined whether or not there is so-called ”double punishability”, which means that it must be decided whether or not the criminal offenses Todorić is charged with are also punishable in the United Kingdom.

Whether or not there is enough evidence to go through with a prosecution, the motive(s) behind the initiation of the proceedings, and whether the suspect will be prosecuted only for what has been detailed in the European Arrest Warrant, among other things, must still be determined.


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