Basha Paid USD One Million for Lobbying in USA - Says Balla
Albanian Daily News
Published November 23, 2017
Democratic Party (DP) paid a sum of USD 825.000 for lobbying in USA during a period of time from March 2017 to June 2017. This fact was denounced by the Socialist Party (SP) parliamentary group chairman, Taulant Balla through a public declaration on Thursday. He also underlined that money's transfer had been done through off-shore companies.
'A series of documents recently made public by the State Department indicate that a sum of USD 825.000 has been paid by Democratic Party (DP) for lobbying purposes in USA during 2017. The sum was paid during a three-month period from March 2017 to June 2017, at the eve of parliamentary elections in Albania. The money-transfer was done through off-shore companies, one of which promise to help opposition to establish a new movement in Albania," said Balla.
He urged to the prosecution to open an inquiry while inviting the Democrat leader Basha to explain the origins of this conspicuous sum paid for lobbying.