SUBJECT: CRIMINALS MAKING THE LAWS IN ALBANIA’S PARLIAMENT

US: Law Breakers Turned Law Makers
03/09/2011 20:10

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US: Law Breakers Turned Law Makers

“Law Breakers Turned Law Makers”. This is the title of the cable with which the US Embassy has made a list of DP, SP and SMI politicians who have connections with the crime world.

The three greatest political forces in the country have MPs connected with organized crime, but the embassy cannot prove it through legal ways.

The new Parliament of 2009 has among the MPs drug traffickers and others involved in money sliding.

The US embassy has listed the names of the deputies, starting with Tom Doshi from the Socialist Party, for whom it writes: http://www.top-channel.tv/english/artikull.php?id=2518
USA: Kulicaj, crime connections
02/09/2011 15:10

 


USA: Kulicaj, crime connections

The promotion of Hysni Burgaj as General Chief of the Albanian Police and the changes he undertook only one week after taking duty, by replacing almost every police chief in Albania, has been treated in a US Embassy cable that was published on Wikileaks.

“The surprising changes in the Police show that he is untouchable”, says the title of the cable sent on 25 November 2009, referring to the promotion of Agron Kulicaj. The sudden changes in the police, even to that of the Albanian Border, have been criticized by international donators, such as PAMECA, which had trained the police agents that were discharged.

Some of the donators believe that the changes were in full accordance with the rules, but they expressed their concern for the Director of Intelligence, Agron Kulicaj, who remained immune to Burgaj’s changes. Quoting other sources, the US Embassy says that Mr. Kulicaj is corrupted and the international donators had refused to help the Albanian Police when he was on charge.

The writer of this cable underlines that Ambassador Withers has expressed his concern for the corruption in the highest ranks of the Albanian Police, including even the Interior Minsiter Lulzim Basha, quoting the concerns of ICITAP regarding Mr. Kulicaj and the Police Chief, Hysni Burgaj. But Burgaj had declared that Kulicaj had strong ties with the Prime Minister Berisha, and every attempt for removing or transferring him should come from the Prime Minister himself.

The cable has other scandalous details, if they are true, for high rank police leaders such as Mr. Kulicaj.

“We have reasons to believe, same as other US Intelligence Agencies, that Kulicaj’s corruptive practices are known by now, but there are voices in the Police who say that Kulicaj himself has helped Dritan Dajti to escape from the Police operations that aimed to arrest him.”

Quoting sources from the Albanian Police, the US Embassy has transmitted their concern for Kulicaj to the US State Department, saying that the police undertook the operation for arresting Dritan Dajti in August, exactly when Kulicaj were outside Albania, leaving him no chances to help him escape”.

The concluding comment of ambassador Withers in this cable shows the difficult position of the Police Chief in front of his dependent Agron Kulicaj:

“Burgaj declared that he has his own problems with Kulicaj and others who have been suspected for corruption and connections with the organized crime. Mr. Burgaj has been intimidated by Kulicaj, since he has close relations to the Prime Minister, as his former bodyguard. Burgaj suggested that the concerns of the US Embassy for Kulicaj should be presented to the Prime Minister Berisha, who is the only one who can decide where his former bodyguard should work”.

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http://www.top-channel.tv/english/artikull.php?id=2490

Original Dokumente über Albanien bei wikeleaks, wo im Moment die Website nicht funktioniert.

http://wikileaks.org/origin/39_0.html


Rund um Agim Pepa, das Fake Opfer für den Mord am Polizei Präsidenten Gani Malushi, weil direkt wichtige Fatos Nano Freunde, die wirklichen Drahtzieher sind und waren.

Bereits aus 2004, über die Spartak Braho Geschichten.

http://www.albania.de/alb/index.php?p=72

wikileaks: Seit Jahren bekannt: die Salih Berisha Regierung ist ein krimineller Idioten Club

The most stupid, criminal government of the World: Albania „state capture“ of primitivs.(Albanian government’s poor administrative capacities),

Fail State, in order from United States, criminells CIA people like Frank Wisner, drug boss Nr. 1 in the world, the Georg Soros Gangster group, and a lot of stupid Lobby Politicans from Europa.

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SUBJECT: CRIMINALS MAKING THE LAWS IN ALBANIA’S PARLIAMENT

Classified By: AMBASSADOR JOHN L. WITHERS II FOR REASONS 1.4 (b) AND (d
).

¶1. (C) Despite the relative calm on Election Day, it has
very much come to our attention that there is a strong
undercurrent of people tied to organized crime that
participated and/or were involved in possibly manipulating
the June 28 elections. The three major parties, the
Democratic Party (DP), the Socialist Party (SP) and the
Movement for Social Integration (LSI) all have MPs with links
to organized crime. While Post cannot legally prove these
links, the conventional wisdom, backed by other reporting, is
that the new parliament has quite a few drug traffickers and
money launderers. During the electoral campaign, one
politician, Alex Keka, a local head of the Christian
Democratic Party (CDP) in northern Albania, was even killed
by a car bomb. Keka was suspected of being involved in the
trafficking of arms and narcotics. (NOTE: Keka was not
running for Parliament, although other members of his party
were. END NOTE).

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¶2. (C) Some of the more noteworthy MPs with ties to organized
crime are:

– Tom Doshi: An SP MP from Shkoder, Doshi, singled out in
the Human Rights Report for physically assaulting a
journalist in the Sheraton Hotel, was a key figure in
financing SP electoral efforts. He is known as the richest
MP, with a declared fortune of more than $15 million and is
also suspected of trafficking narcotics. Doshi served in the
previous parliament as a DP MP, before switching sides to the
SP shortly before the election.

– Lefter Koka: Representing LSI from Durres, Koka is a
member of perhaps the most notorious organized crime family
in Albania, with ties to narcotics and human trafficking and
other illicit activities.

– Sokol Oldashi: Olldashi, the current Minister of Public
Works, Transport, and Telecommunication and DP MP from Fier,
is suspected of smuggling goods and narcotics.
Circumstantial evidence links Olldashi and Fatmir Kajolli in
Fier to Minister of Justice Enkelejd Alibeaj in a scheme to
release prisoners from jails to act as electoral bullies.

– Lulzim Basha: According to one SP source, FM Basha, who
represents the DP in Elbasan, was involved in facilitating
the release from prison of a notorious criminal in Elbasan in
return for support from the criminal’s family. Relatives of
the criminal promised to „organize“ people in Elbasan to
support Basha. The criminal was released on June 29, the day
after the elections.

– Paulin Sterkaj: The 48 year old DP MP from Shkoder is a
former professional wrestler with little to no formal
education. Sterkaj was previously in the SP and has been
accused by a former friend of murdering a politician in
Shkoder a few years ago. Sterkaj claims to have business
interests in oil, restaurants, and construction, but little
is known about his activities.

– Gramoz Ruci: SP MP and party General Secretary, Ruci has
long-standing ties to narcotics traffickers and organized
crime. Ruci has also been banned from entering the U.S.
since 2005 due to a permanent visa ineligibility.

¶3. (C) Comment: Post is not sure which tack the ODIHR report
on the Albanian elections will take once released, but it is
widely accepted locally that many MPs posing as „businessmen“
are in fact strongly suspected of having ties to organized
crime. These individuals are now MPs, have immunity under
the law, and are responsible for making the laws that will
propel Albania toward further Euro-Atlantic integration. The
seedy, possibly criminal, behavior of many of Albania’s MPs
is disturbing and does not bode well for democratic
development. It is a widely held view throughout Albania
that all parties have MPs with links to organized crime and
accept money from organized crime. This is a very troubling
phenomenon that we and the international community will have
to address at some point in the future. One bright spot,
however, is that there are a few MPs who have begun to
recognize that Albania should not have such
characters represented in its parliament. How long it will
take though to remove these ruffians from power though is
another question. After all, money is the lifeblood of
politics, and in a poor country with no campaign finance

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http://wikileaks.org/cable/2009/08/09TIRANA552.html

30.8.2011: 15 years NATO Reports over the most criminal enterprise Albania: „Albanian politicians have signalled a rare willingness“transparency or tradition of small donors supporting their
favorite candidates, criminals are an easy source of campaign
funds.
WITHERS

http://wikileaks.org/cable/2009/08/09TIRANA552.html


Mafia Meeting, with Ilir Bano! All this kind of primitiv criminals, hasn’t, school, profession. They are only a primitiv stupid Club.
The promotion of Hysni Burgaj as General Chief of the Albanian Police  and the changes he undertook only one week after taking duty, by  replacing almost every police chief in Albania, has been treated in a US Embassy cable that was published on Wikileaks.

The surprising changes in  the Police show that he is untouchable”, says the title of the cable  sent on 25 November 2009, referring to the promotion of Agron Kulicaj.  The sudden changes in the police, even to that of the Albanian Border,  have been criticized by international donators, such as PAMECA, which  had trained the police agents that were discharged.</span>

Some of the  donators believe that the changes were in full accordance with the  rules, but they expressed their concern for the Director of  Intelligence, Agron Kulicaj, who remained immune to Burgaj’s changes.  Quoting other sources, the US Embassy says that Mr. Kulicaj is corrupted  and the international donators had refused to help the Albanian Police  when he was on charge.

The writer of this cable underlines that  Ambassador Withers has expressed his concern for the corruption in the  highest ranks of the Albanian Police, including even the Interior  Minsiter Lulzim Basha, quoting the concerns of ICITAP regarding Mr.  Kulicaj and the Police Chief, Hysni Burgaj. But Burgaj had declared that  Kulicaj had strong ties with the Prime Minister Berisha, and every  attempt for removing or transferring him should come from the Prime  Minister himself.

The cable has other scandalous details, if they are true, for high rank police leaders such as Mr. Kulicaj.

“We  have reasons to believe, same as other US Intelligence Agencies, that  Kulicaj’s corruptive practices are known by now, but there are voices in  the Police who say that Kulicaj himself has helped Dritan Dajti to  escape from the Police operations that aimed to arrest him.”

Quoting  sources from the Albanian Police, the US Embassy has transmitted their  concern for Kulicaj to the US State Department, saying that the police  undertook the operation for arresting Dritan Dajti in August, exactly  when Kulicaj were outside Albania, leaving him no chances to help him  escape”.

The concluding comment of ambassador Withers in this  cable shows the difficult position of the Police Chief in front of his  dependent Agron Kulicaj:

“Burgaj declared that he has his own  problems with Kulicaj and others who have been suspected for corruption  and connections with the organized crime. Mr. Burgaj has been  intimidated by Kulicaj, since he has close relations to the Prime  Minister, as his former bodyguard. Burgaj suggested that the concerns of  the US Embassy for Kulicaj should be presented to the Prime Minister  Berisha, who is the only one who can decide where his former bodyguard  should work”.

http://wikileaks.org/origin/39_0.html

Kabllogrami-bombë: 6 politikanët VIP të lidhur me krimin

30.8.2011: 15 years NATO Reports over the most criminal enterprise Albania: „Albanian politicians have signalled a rare willingness“