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Bribe in road maintenance procurement (Ministry of transport officials)

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Introduction

In July 2013, the EULEX mission in Kosovo concluded, based on SMS tracking, that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute three high-ranking officials in the Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications as an organised criminal group that had committed the offences of abusing their official position or authority and taking bribes.

Country
Kosovo
Sector
Transport & infrastructure, Public procurement
Offence
Abuse of official position or authority, Embezzlement, Bribery
Phase
2nd instance verdict

Case Overview

In July 2013, the EULEX mission in Kosovo concluded, based on SMS tracking, that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute three high-ranking officials in the Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications as an organised criminal group that had committed the offences of abusing their official position or authority and taking bribes. The officials were Fatmir Limaj, former minister; Nexhat Krasniqi, former head of procurement at the ministry; and Endrit Shala, the ministry’s former chief of staff.