Slobodanka Tosic Ex Bosnian Playboy: ‘How I mixed beauty, glamor with organized crime.’
Slobodanka Tosic, 29 a former Bosnian Playboy model has been sentenced to two and a half years jail for her part in a failed gangland hit on her former lover, underground gang figure and convicted murderer, Djordje Zdrale.
Leading up to the femme fatale’s sentencing, a Bosnian court heard how the ex Miss Bosnia lured the Balkan kingpin into an ambush in April 2006 by exploiting his love for her. At the time, the man’s rivals were waiting to take him out.
Local media outlets told of the hit being masterminded by another Balkan gangland figure, Darko Elez with whom Tosic had since taken up with.
Upon her arrest last July at the hands of Croatian authorities, Tosic was extradited back to Bosnia after an undercover sting code named ‘Operation Doll’ indicted Tosic and 31 other persons in a series of multiple murders, armed robberies, multi million dollar heists and money laundering dating as far back 2005-2006.
A report via international journalist nonprofit collective, The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, identified the group in which Tosic belonged to as of the largest organized crime groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the end of the Bosnian War in the early ‘90s.
Standing trial in a Sarajevo court, the court heard how Tosic asked her former lover, Djordje Zdrale, a convicted murderer ironically now serving a 20-year sentence, to drive her to a friend’s house where gunmen were waiting to execute him.
Despite gunmen opening fire on the underworld figure, Zdrale escaped unharmed.
The violence is alleged to have happened as Slobodan Tosic’s modeling career was beginning to take off, with the Balkan beauty having won the 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina Miss Photogenic prize, later appearing in Bosnia Playboy along with the woman becoming a cult Serbian TV personality after starring in that nation’s edition of ‘Survivor.’
Reacting to the judgement, Tosic posted a statement Wednesday to her Facebook page where she described anyone with some knowledge of the law ‘knows what’s behind these verdicts!’ according to the social media site’s translation.
Neither Tosic nor her lawyer attended Wednesday’s session, and they have 15 days to file an appeal according to local news site Klix.