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Fatmir Limaj Indicted for Organized Crime and Corruption

16 November 2012

A EULEX special prosecutor from the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo (SPRK) filed an indictment against Fatmir Limaj and six other co-suspects for organized crime and other corruption related offences in the so-called Ministry of Transport and Post Telecommunication (MTPT) case. The alleged offences took place in various periods of time between 2008 and 2010; with regards to money laundering between 2009 to 2012.

The defendants, Fatmir Limaj, Florim Lima, Demir Lima, Endrit Shala, Nexhat Krasniqi, Florim Zuka and Gani Zogaj are accused, among other things, of manipulating tender procedures, giving and receiving bribes and obstructing evidence in relation to three tenders in the MTPT for personal and/or material benefit. The alleged damage to the MTPT’s budget amounts to approximately two million Euros.

Fatmir Limaj is also charged for not declaring received campaign money when running for Pristina’s mayoral elections in 2007 as well as other criminal offences.