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