Profile 30 Dec 16

Controversial Tycoon Boguljub Karic Returns to Serbia

After a decade dodging arrest for alleged fraud, media and telecoms tycoon Bogoljub Karic returned from self-imposed exile in Russia as the investigation was cancelled, bringing promises of major investments in Serbia.

Milivoje Pantovic
Archive photo of Bogoljub Karic at a Strength of Serbia Movement rally. Photo: Beta

Bogoljub Karic, a businessman and sometime presidential candidate whose Strength of Serbia Movement party is part of the country’s ruling coalition, returned to Serbia on Friday to be greeted by his family, supporters and the media at Belgrade airport.

“Bogoljub is returning to you,” Karic said after landing on a private plane.

The businessman stated that he will not be returning to the political arena but that his aim was to get Serbia working, and he insisted that he knows "how to employ a million" people.

"I will be the servant of the Serbian government," he added.

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