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Press Release

Search in Graçanicë/Gračanica

23 July 2011

Today, the EULEX Executive Police (Financial Investigative Unit) has carried out searches at the Municipal Cadastral Office of Graçanicë/Gračanica (MCO), including the offices of the Head and the Director of the MCO. The searches were carried out in the context of an investigation for abusing official position in relation to fraudulent registry ownership of the privatization of former socially owned enterprises (SOE’s).

The searches were duly authorized by a EULEX Pre-Trial Judge for Prizren.

Four persons from the MCO are being questioned by the police.

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

The investigation is under the supervision of two EULEX Prosecutors of the Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).