Democrat leader reacts following indictment

Leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha has reacted following the decision of the Prosecutor’s Office to indict him in relation to funds paid in the US for lobbying in the 2017 elections.

Basha declared today that the Prosecutor’s Office is controlled by PM Rama.

“They accused us of money laundering and ties with Russian agents. Rama made up this ridiculous accusation and has been using it for the past two years. The only man who has ties with the Russians is the brother of the president that Putin is most fond of in Europe”, Basha said.

The leader of the Democratic Party, Lulzim Basha has been formally charged following allegations in relation to Russian funds paid in the US before and during the 2017 election campaign.

Basha is charged of concealing funds and forgery, while the file has been sent to Tirana District Court.

According to the opposition leader’s defense attorney, Basha is accused of concealing a 650 thousand USD fund which has been paid in the US during the 2017 electoral campaign.

The Democratic Party is accused of having paid 525.000 USD for the lobbying, while the Russian company, owned by Victoria Valskovskaya and Natasha Radysheva, Biniatta Trade are said to have paid 150.000 USD. TemA


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