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Searches related to corruption at Ministry of Community and Returns

15 June 2011

A joint Kosovo Police and EULEX Police Executive team has carried out searches at the Ministry of Community and Returns (MCR), at a company called ‘Fimex’ in Pristina and at two private addresses. The searches took place in the context of an investigation into corruption with regards to certain tenders between 2007 and 2009. Materials were seized during the searches.

The charges in the case relate to misappropriation in office, accepting bribes and giving bribes.

The searches were authorized by a EULEX pre -trial judge of the District Court of Pristina.

A EULEX special prosecutor was present at the scene in the MCR in order to provide oversight, to ensure the effective gathering of evidential material and to provide a full and proper explanation to persons present at the scene.

The joint investigating KP/EULEX is under the supervision of a EULEX prosecutor of the Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).