Bosnia-Herzegovina: Tax Investigators Arrested For Bribery

Published: 20 December 2012


Two tax officials were arrested this week as part of the Republika Srpska Ministry of the Interior's ongoing "Operation Spring" campaign to combat corruption, the ministry announced Thursday. The men were caught accepting over $10,000 in bribes from a company looking to fix its tax "irregularities," and their offices and private homes were searched as part of the arrest, according to news reports. 

"Operation Spring" has so far led to the arrest of several tax officials in Republika Srpska, including one government official accused of bribery and another accused of abuse of office. In August, Srdjan Ljubojevic, a company director for the public forest management enterprise "Suma Srpske," was arrested for allegedly accepting bribes worth aproximately $6,670, even as he failed to pay workers' salaries, accordign to multiple local media reports.