He incriminated well-known soccer player L.B. saying that L.B. had links with car and weapons smugglers and resellers and traded with tear gas. In his statement Stimac denies many of the charges, but it is interesting that he did not find it necessary to deny that he knew who were the culprits behind nighttime explosions. Moreover, he admitted that in his presence they boasted with their deeds, but he did not find it appropriate to at least report them to the Police. One of the reasons is definitely the personal nature of Stimac's link with the terrorists: namely, L.B. who appears to be the leader of that group was the godfather of Stimac's child, and L.O., an important member of the group, is Stimac's relative.
Stimac's name was mentioned for the first time by L.B. in his statement given to the Police on February 10, 1992. This is an interesting statement. Besides explaining when and where he met the second accused, L.B. talks about the motive for nighttime terrorist actions in Split: "About a year and a half ago, at the wedding of soccer player Igor Stimac I met his cousin L.O.. I had a chance to get to know him even better during the baptism of Stimac's child in Medjugorje."
L.B. then revealed that he personally inspired the blowing up of the car belonging to his relative T.S., "who also lives in Split and who is a Serb," because "I had neither a chance nor courage do something to him on my own"; L.B. then said that L.O. and F.Z., otherwise members of the Croatian Army, "did the job". However, after the first explosion "there was not that much damage", so that the same persons a month later planted explosive under the same car.
The other bomb attacks followed the same "rules". The group would sit in a café and talk about the stores that should be blown up because their owners were Serbs. L.B. again mentions Stimac, this time as the person with whom he traveled to Metkovic, where he met N.O. and V.T.. Then, L.O. reveals how he got the automatic rifle Kalashnikov from J.B. who was at the time the Chief of the Second Police Station. Namely, L.O. "complained on one occasion" to the Police Chief that he did not have a weapon, so that J.B. pulled an automatic rifle from a case in the storage room of the Second Police Station and gave it to L.B.. In the continuation of his statement, L.B. says the following: "In the spring of 1991 on two occasions I went with Igor Stimac to Kastel Sucurac to see certain L.K.. Igor told me that he was supposed to get a weapon from that guy. We could not find him the first time, while second time he was there in a café. Igor talked with him and I remembered from that conversation when K. said 'for now there's nothing, but weapons should arrive soon...'"
The following situation is yet another illustration of the sort of company in which "fiery" Igor moved: "At about 9pm Igor Stimac called me on the phone and asked me to a dinner at Peka... I came to restaurant Peka and there met L.O., F.Z. with two girls, V.T., N.O. and Igor Stimac..."
"You want to know about car smuggling. I can tell you that I know a bit about that business. For example my best man Igor Stimac bought a Mercedes, which was probably 'illegal', probably because it was cheap. He paid DM24,000 for it, and sold it for DM22,000 to someone I do not know. V.M. from Gabela probably does this type of work. He steals cars and later sells them. Stimac was together with me on one occasion. I also remember the time Stimac and I went to see V.M. but did not find him at home... Igor Stimac sold a car with fake documents for very little money and N.O. can also confirm all of this," L.B. relates in his statement.
B.B. a restaurateur from Solin, who also hung out with the bombers, gave two statements to the Police, on January 31 1992 and February 5, 1992. In the first statement he says: "After the arrival to restaurant Peka I encountered between 12 and 14 persons of whom I only knew J.P., J.B., L.B. and Igor Stimac, who plays soccer for Hajduk." B.B. states that he knows for certain that "that evening was used for J.P.'s payment toL.B. for his services - blowing up of Vegas' stores," because that bomb attack, it seems was a rather radical method of dealing with competition... That took place on January 26, 1992. The witness recalls that a day later he went to a gambling parlor in Split where he "found L.B. and his bombers, including Igor Stimac."
In the second official Police record put together after the questioning of B.B. on February 5, 1992, it is mentioned that B.B. stated that he had reported "organized crime (smuggling of weapons, military equipment, car theft, resale, bombing of competition...). This crime is organized by J.P., S.P., L.B., Igor Stimac..."
Answering the question about tear gas Stimac confirmed that he knew the channels used to bring tear gas to Croatia, but he did not admit to taking the spray bottles and selling them. In the end, talking about car smuggling, Stimac recalled that together with his cousin N.O. he went to Mostar. "On the way back, N.O. suggested going to Listica, and Posusje, respectively, so that we could inquire with the local well-known resellers and smugglers of cars about a possible purchase of a car for me. I remember that we visited F.B. who owns a big stone house with a swimming pool. He had some cars, but he said that they were not my kind. I then met his brother... They advised us to go to Vranic in front of some restaurant where stolen and reworked cars are sold publicly with original documents. I was scared by all that and did not agree to make any deals," says Stimac.
By the way, F.B., Ferdo Busic, mentioned by Stimac in his statement, later became one of frequently mentioned bit players in the Maglov affair. However, as far as is known, he has never been charged with anything.