SP Criminal Charges against Opposition Leader for Money Laundering
Albanian Daily News
Published November 30, 2017
Socialist Party (SP) is determined to unveil the origin of the USD 1 Million sum allegedly paid by Democratic Party (DP) to a US lobbying company ahead of June 25 Parliamentary Elections.
The Chairman of the SP Parliamentary Group, Taulant Balla declared on Thursday during the parliamentary session that this party will make criminal charges against Democrat leader, Lulzim Basha on grounds of money laundering. According to him the indictment will be based on the fact that this huge sum was not reported by DP to the Albanian authorities and the Central Elections Commission (CEC), as requested by the law.
"This fund was created in an off-shore island aiming to hide the tracks that lead to Basha, who on the other side is avoiding the directly addressed questions related to the money's origin. You should explain to the Albanian citizens the origin of this huge sum used to pay for articles that present a negative image of Albania. Confirmed sources indicated that this conspicuous sum derives from various corruptive affairs administrated by someone close to Basha. Time has come for you to finally respond by telling the truth," said Balla, addressing to the Democrat leader Basha.