Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Tomislav Horvatincic Moves from Lipovica Jail to Krapinske Toplice

October the 5th, 2021 - Disgraced Zagreb entrepreneur Tomislav Horvatincic is finally behind bars for causing the deaths of an Italian couple in a maritime incident several years ago. Behind bars, however, might be too much of a strong statement, as the wealthy businessman, currently unwell, is moved from Lipovica prison to Krapinske Toplice.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the decision to move Tomislav Horvatincic from Lipovica prison to the facility at Krapinske Toplice was made at the suggestion of the penitentiary manager, after the Hospital for Persons Deprived of Liberty stated that it could not provide him with the adequate medical care he currently requires.

After being transferred from Remetinec (a prison in Zagreb) to the penitentiary in Lipovica back on September the 7th, he spent ten days in isolation in the open part, which is actually eight kilometres away from the penitentiary itself. Tomislav Horvatincic was then transported to the Special Hospital in Krapinske Toplice on Monday to be provided with the medical treatment he needs.

He was transported to the Krapinske Toplice location accompanied by police officers.

To briefly recall some of the most recent developments in the very long saga surrounding Tomislav Horvatincic, the entrepreneur asked for the postponement of the execution of his prison sentence until the end of the year precisely because of his apparently quite rapidly deteriorating state of health, but his request wasn't granted.

After spending 21 days in rehabilitation, a competent doctor can freely suggest an extension of the rehabilitation process, and he can ask for it to continue for up to six months at most, because that is the right that the law gives him regardless of his wrongdoings. If it is estimated that he would need a longer rehabilitation period in addition to the 21 days he is initially entitled to, he may be granted a suspended sentence.

Tomislav Horvatincic's lawyer, Velimir Dosen, revealed that he actually didn't know that his client was going to Krapinske Toplice, Jutarnji list reports.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Disgraced Entrepreneur Tomo Horvatincic to Serve Sentence at Lipovica Prison

September the 7th, 2021 - Disgraced Croatian entrepreneur Tomo Horvatincic has managed to get away with far too much for far too long. The wealthy and highly influential Zagreb businessman caused the deaths of multiple individuals through dangerous driving of both cars and boats, and is set to finally serve his sentence for causing the deaths of an Italian couple many years ago.

The children of the couple who tragically lost their lives in the aforementioned boating incident have been fighting for years to see Tomislav ''Tomo'' Horvatincic put behind bars and finally get some form of closure.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, entrepreneur Tomislav Horvatincic (73), who is set to serve a four-year and ten-month prison sentence for a maritime accident caused by him in which the aforementioned Italian couple were killed, will serve his sentence in the Lipovica-Popovaca penitentiary.

According to the level of security and the restrictions placed on the freedom of movement of prisoners, the penitentiary in Lipovica-Popovaca is of a semi-open type. Adult men serving sentences of more than six months in prison are doing their time at this particular prison, and there are currently just over 80 of them there, with the oldest prisoner being 83 years old, Nova TV reported back in July.

As Jutarnji list has since learned, the Commission for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions had previously proposed the idea for entrepreneur Tomo Horvatincic to be sent to the Valtura penitentiary near Pula in Istria, which, unlike Lipovica, is open and in which, the likes of Radimir Cacic served his sentence for a traffic accident in neighbouring Hungary.

The director of the Diagnostic Centre, which is located in Zagreb's quite famous Remetinec prison, where Horvatincic's current address is, was also in favour of the Commission's proposal. However, at the level of the competent Ministry, it was decided to designate Lipovica as the place where the businessman would serve his prison sentence.

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

Tomo Horvatincic Finally in Zagreb's Remetinec Jail

July the 15th, 2021 - Remember all of those stories about the very wild Zagreb entrepreneur Tomo Horvatincic and his continued successful attempts at escaping jail? They've finally come to an end.

The Croatian entrepreneur who is responsible for the deaths of an Italian couple due to the reckless driving of a boat in Croatian waters has managed to avoid jail so far, he even attempted to due the children of the couple he killed for damage done to his boat. This alone is disgusting enough, but the fact that people are going to jail in Croatia for the tiniest of offences while someone like this walks free is the real problem for the vast majority of angry citizens. 

With all of that being said, and with the fact that Tomo Horvatincic managed to walk out of court with his driving license still in his hand despite his actions, Remetinec jail is his current home. Finally.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Zagreb businessman Tomo Horvatincic said goodbye to his friends on Tuesday and told them that his new home would be in Remetinec prison from Wednesday, where he would wait for the solution of his sixth appeal in which he is asking for his sentence to be postponed. In the past, he has been preparing to go to prison, to serve a sentence of four years and ten months, due to the aforementioned maritime accident in which he caused the death of two Italian citizens on a speedboat a decade ago.

Despite the lawyers' appeals against the court decision refusing another postponement, the entrepreneur appeared to know his fate had arrived and made sure to take all of the appropriate measures so that his business could function without him.

He appointed his son Kresimir Horvatincic as the director of his companies HOTO ZRINJEVAC, HOTO CVJETNI and HOTO ISTRA, while remaining in the position of director himself too, as he is still at the head of the umbrella HOTO GROUP as the President of the Management Board, but his son has been a member of the Management Board since 2018, so the job can function without additional personnel changes, writes Lider.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Tomislav Horvatinčić: Media and Social Networks Are Demonising Me

The Zagreb entrepreneur faces the music once again.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Tomislav Horvatinčić In The Dock Again: ''I Believe In The Croatian Judiciary''

Will justice ever catch up with the formidable Zagreb entreprener? It remains to be seen.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Italian Media Tackle Tomislav Horvatinčić: ''His Responsibility is Clear, He's Never Been Punished for Deaths of Two People''

A reminder from across the Adriatic that the Croatian legal system's shameful acquittal of rich Zagreb entrepreneur Tomislav ''Tomo'' Horvatinčić hasn't been forgotten.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Morals, Ethics and Public Figures vs Croatian Memes - Meet the Best

What does one do when one lives in a country full of economic, political and social issues? Not to mention sporting ones... Make memes, of course. Welcome to our latest series!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Retrial for Tomo Horvatinčić: Pleads not Guilty to Murder of Italian Boating Couple

The beginning of the retrial of Croatian businessman Tomo Horvatinčić (70) at the District Court in Šibenik, accused of causing a maritime accident on August 16, 2011 in which Italians Francesko and Marinella Salpietro were killed, was unexpectedly and unconventionally marked by justice Maja Šupe, bearing down on journalists present in the courtroom