The former minister Arben Ahmetaj is under investigation by the Special Prosecution Against Corruption and Organized Crime for three charges of abuse of office, corruption and money laundering.
For "Top Story", journalist Anila Hoxha has shown how SPAK hid the investigation into concealment of assets by Arben Ahmetaj.
Hoxha: All the accusations about which SPAK has stated in an official position due to the question from journalists, he said that they started the investigations to clarify the role of Arben Ahmetaj and he said this in September of 2022. But from the fall of 2022 until today SPAK has not spoken and has kept secret even circumstances which are no longer secret as far as this investigation is concerned.
Duma: What are the facts that are not a secret?
Hoxha: Then, the hiding of wealth was declared by the journalist Adriatik Doçi. They were made public on the show Inside Story, what belongs to the villa in Hamallaj by the National Bureau of Investigation on March 8. There are data on how this asset was sold and bought, how it was passed, allegedly through Klodian Zoto, and then to her cohabitant Erjola Hoxha. So this is a piece of information that would in no way affect the investigative secrecy of the two special prosecutors when this piece of information has been publicly denounced. SPAK has even been set in motion by the media.
The abuse of office and corruption has also been made public by the journalist Doci, regarding the suspicions that Ahmetaj paid bribes for the way he traveled outside Albania, his trips, accommodations were paid for and then he took a stand in November 2014. what is his offense.
So as line minister Ahmetaj signed in November 2014 what is due to the concessionaire and this is the signature that implicates him as long as based on the criminal code he could not accept trips, bribes etc. as a state official. etc., despite his later statements that he denied them.