Veselin Cerovic - has defended Serb mobsters, Slobodan "Butcher of Belgrade" Milosevic, neo-Nazi skinheads and now Miladin Kovacevic (the "brute") - says he is only working to uphold his country's laws. "I was very proud because I helped to defend Slobodan Milosevic in the Serbian courts," the brute's lawyer said.
Belgrade's private Beta news agency said Kovacevic signed a contract to play for KK Vrbas on 7/16/08, a team that plays in a regional Serbian league. "Doctors said it would be good for him to start training because he has become depressive because of what has happened to him," Kovacevic's lawyer Veselin Cerovic was quoted as saying by Belgrade's Vecernje Novosti newspaper on Wednesday. "He has to forget all the bad things that have happened to him, and the best medicine is to return to playing basketball," Cerovic said.
In Serbia, Veslin Cerovic defended Milosevic against charges that he was tied to Serb paramilitary groups who had committed grave human-rights abuses against thousands of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. He resigned the Yugoslav presidency amid demonstrations, following the disputed presidential election of September 24, 2000, Milošević was arrested by Yugoslav federal authorities on Saturday, March 31, 2001.
Slobodan Milosevic Lawyers (Veselin Cerovic) Offer 250 Ml Marks ($203,400,000.00) as Security for His Release; BELGRADE June 2001- The Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) has offered the Belgrade District Court a much larger sum as security for the release of its president and former head of state Slobodan Milosevic - 250 million D-marks, Milosevic's defense lawyers Zdenko Tomanovic and Veselin Cerovic confirmed Friday. Editor's commentary: Makes you wonder where and how did they get this (Mob) money in Serbia, $203,400,000.00 ?
"I proved that there was no connection between Milosevic and the paramilitaries," said Cerovic (Milosevic died in prison before anything was proved!). "I always trust in the law, and not in politics. Unfortunately much of the charges against Slobodan Milosevic were politically motivated by his enemies."
The assassination of the next Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić, was preceded by several unsuccessful attempts on his life. Most notable was in February 2003, in which a truck driven by Dejan Milenković called Bagzi, a known member of the criminal Zemun Clan, tried to force the Prime Minister's car off the highway in New Belgrade. Đinđić escaped injury only due to the outstanding reaction of his driver and his security detail. Milenković was arrested, but released from custody after only a few days.
PM Đinđić had made many enemies for his pro-Western stance (USA), reformist economic policies, arresting Slobodan Milošević and relinquishing him to the ICTY, and for clamping down on organized crime (Zemun Clan). The murder was allegedly organized by Milorad Ulemek, also known as Legija. Ulemek is an ex-Commander of the special police unit founded by Milosević's headed the notorious Special Operations Unit (JSO) during the nineties (JSO was located in Kula Serbia where Miladin Kovacevic grew up), who ordered Zvezdan Jovanović to carry out the assassination. Legija was connected to the powerful Zemun clan of the Serbian mafia, and had been recently sentenced to 40 years in jail for other offences that included murder and attempted murder.
Former commander of MUP Special Operations Unit (JSO) Milorad Ulemek was found guilty of organizing the assassination of Serbia’s first democratic prime minister Zoran Đinđić, receiving a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. Second accused Zvezdan Jovanović, who fired the shot that killed Đinđić, has also been sentenced to 40 years in jail. Criminal (Mafia) Zemun Clan members Aleksandar Simović, Vladimir Milisavljević, Ninoslav Konstantinović and Sretko Kalinić were also found guilty and sentenced to 35 years in prison each, while Dušan Krsmanović, Miloš Simović, Milan Jurišić, former JSO member Željko Tojaga and former BIA officer Branislav Bezarević received 30 year jail terms. Saša Pejaković, formerly of the JSO, will spend eight years behind bars.
After the assassination of Serb prime minister Zoran Djindjic, who was gunned down in a Belgrade street by a sniper in 2003,attorney Veselin Cerovic was retained by many of the organized-crime bosses (Serbian Mafia) who were rounded up by police trying to solve the murder.
In 2006, Cerovic defended Predrag Milovanovic (same last name, Milovanovic, as seen above in one of the attempts on the Serb PM), an anti-Semitic youth (SKINHEAD) who brutally attacked Israeli tourist Jariv Avram and his Serb girlfriend at a rock concert in Belgrade.
Now in July 2008, Veselin Cerovic, is defending Mialdin Kovacevic, who nearly beat and stomped Jewish college student Bryan Steinhauer to death, I am begining to see a pattern here.
The American ambassador to Serbia said Wednesday ,7/16/08, brutally beaten college student, Bryan Steinhauer, was in grim shape and implored the Serbian government to hand over the hulking fugitive charged in the case. Bryan Steinhauer of Brooklyn "weighs less than 99 pounds and is unable to eat" or speak, Ambassador Cameron Munter said in a stinging statement. "He remains in a coma after 2-1/2 months." Munter was countering recent reports in the Serbian media that suggested Steinhauer, 22, was in good condition after he was pummeled on May 4 at a Binghamton University bar, allegedly by Miladin Kovacevic. "This was not an ordinary bar fight," the ambassador said. "As he lay on the floor, Steinhauer was repeatedly kicked in the face and head, to the point where he had multiple fractures on both sides of his face and his skull."
Bill Warner, Private Investigator
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