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Large anti traffic operation of the Greek army on the Greek – Albanian Border

Mittwoch, Juli 30th, 2014

NATO Member

July 30, 2014

Large anti traffic operation of the Greek army on the Greek – Albanian Border

Anti guerrilla operation Delta Force in Thesprotia with support of AH-64 Apache helicopters

Albanian movements involved in unrest in Skopje and from Kosovo who have been identified near the Greek – Albanian border, caused the sudden exercise of Delta Force “Pirpolitis 5/14″ at Thesprotia regiment.

Specific considered “adjacent nationalist extremist groups” (usually so designated groups who had founded the “Liberation Army of Camouria” – UCC) and combined with the fact the recent arrest Albanians revealed the crypt significant number of aggressive AK-47 rifles and ammunition in Greek Albanian border.

The exercise aimed at rapid development and transfer members of the special Delta Force, who are involved in a battle with rebel groups, to support attack helicopters AH-64 Apache.

The group of special forces transferred by helicopter UH-1H, and Defence sources reported that “Were all the planned to development time.”

Note that this is the first time in a proportional counter guerrilla operation Delta Force used attack helicopters.


Senior Kosovo Guerrillas Face Crimes Against Humanity Cases

Dienstag, Juli 29th, 2014

An EU report said top Kosovo Liberation Army officials will be prosecuted for crimes against humanity including murders and abductions but there was not enough evidence yet for organ-trafficking indictments.


Der Kosovo Terrorist (Einer von 10 Extremisten) Lavdrim Muhaxheri, ist heute direkt bei der Terroristen Organisation ISIS, ebenso von den Amerikaner finanziert. Zuvor war man im Camp Bondsteel aktiv, arbeitete für die KFOR und war mit den Amerikaner in Afghanistan.

Lavdrim Muhaxheri,apo i njohur si Komandant Muhaxheri


Lavdrim Muhaxheri para se lë lidhje me religjionin

Ekstremisti Muhaxheri në makabritete të reja. “Karriera” që nisi nga kampi i KFOR-it

Lavdrim Muhaxheri, kreu i luftëtarëve shqiptarë në grupin paramilitar të Shtetit Islam të Irakut dhe Shamit (ISIS), në luftë në Siri e Irak, ka botuar fotografi ku tregohet duke therrur njerëz. Fotot tejet grafike janë në një sajt boshnjak. Gazeta Express ka botuar një profil të ekstremistit, duke thënë se ai ka punuar për KFOR-in amerikan, në kampin “Bondsteel” dhe për NATO-n në Afganistan. Tre persona janë arrestuar dhe i katërti është në kërkim dhe të gjithë dyshohen për terrorizëm- aktivitete që i kanë bërë të lidhur me Lavdrim Muhaxherin. Së paku një i intervistuar nga Express, i kthyer nga llogoret e luftës në Siri, kishte mohuar që ai është komandant, por vetëm garant për shqiptarët që hyjnë në mesin e xhihadistëve. Express ka raportuar se mbi 10 kosovarë po përgatiten për sulme terroriste-kamikaze në Kosovë dhe se ata mund të godasin çdo shënjestër, nga Qeveria e deri te kampet e KFOR’it, pa përjashtuar as institucionet tjera të sigurisë.


Die grössten Gas Felder in Nah – Ost: Syrien – Hintergrund für die Terroristen Finanzierung der Amis, Israel, Katar, Saudis, Britten der “ISIS”


Unconfirmed Reports of Video of the Iraq Mass Executions by ISIS 
 Part of channel(s): Iraq (current event)


According to the video description, the place of the incident was “Tikrit” in Iraq, according to a video description, and describe themselves as Rafidis, which include Shiites, Iranians, Alawites ….. an imprecise term.

According to a Twitter Video Description the largest massacre of Shiites in Tikrit.

It is not known if it this video relates to the first massacre in Tikrit ago more than a month, or if they have committed more massacres.

The full length video of 36 minutes can be seen here, with the executions in the last 5 minutes.


Finally Proofs of Crimes of KLA Thaci and Limaj could be accused for killing Serbs.

Hashim Thaci, Fatmir Limaj and Jakup Krasniqi could be indicted for war crimes.

Tachi, Limaj and Krasniqi as war comanders




Special team, led by American Clint Williamson, couldn’t collect enough evidence on trafficking of human organs in the Yellow House case, despite three years of investigation, but it made a list of at least ten former commanders of KLA for whose involvement in war crimes there are strong proofs, says a reliable source of Blic.
Williamson is expected to publish his report on investigation on Monday, 28th of July, but our source says that it isn’t for certain that the names of the responsible are to be known immediately. Pink TV published yesterday on its website unofficial information that Thaci might be indicted next Tuesday, while our source says that there was a great pressure to remove Thaci and Ljimaj from the list of responsible.
Beside Thaci, Limaj and Krasniqi, Serbian war crimes prosecutor’s office has indicated that Agim Ceku and Ramush Haradinaj could also be involved in trafficking of human organs. According to information obtained by Blic, Haradinaj and Ceku are not on Williamson’s list at all.


Macedonia Jails Albanian Terrorism Trial Protesters

Six people were jailed for three years each for participating in violent protests in Skopje this month sparked by the terrorism convictions of six ethnic Albanians.

Berisha Mafia: Hackers Deface Albania Ministerial Websites

Dienstag, Juli 29th, 2014

29 Jul 14

Hackers Deface Albania Ministerial Websites

A previously unknown computer pirates group defaced several official websites on Monday, attacking reforms that allegedly restrict freedom and slating the government for doing too little to fight corruption.

Besar Likmeta


Anonymous mask | Photo by Luciano Castillo/Flickr

The group called Redanons_al on Monday took over and defaced the web pages of the interior and foreign ministries and those of the ministries of integration, agriculture, energy, welfare, innovation and technology, health and urban development.

The website of the council of ministers and those of the ministry of defence and the minister of state were the only websites that survived the attack.

The group left a political message explaining the reasons for the attacks and listed a number of demands.

“This attack comes at a time when the government and the Prime Minister are trying to concentrate all powers in their hands,” the group wrote on the defaced websites.

“This is unacceptable because Albanians put their trust in this government and the administration should acts like servants of the people and not the other way around,” it added.

The group listed a number of other grievances against the government, including the proposed reform of higher education, which will raise fees in public universities, the planned registration of IMEI codes of mobile handsets, alleged failures to tackle corrupt judges, political attacks on the President’s office and a proposed hike in electricity prices.

The group also called on the Prime Minister and the center-left ruling majority to slash MPs’ wages by 50 per cent and publish data on how the public broadcaster RTSH spends taxpayers’ money. The government was further urged to fire all the staff of the National Agency for Information Technology.

“They are not able to provide security for anything,” the hackers said. “In our online videos anyone can see all the [online] security infrastructure of our government, which should have been a secret but was posted in an unsecure server,” the group added.


Unconfirmed Reports of Video of the Iraq Mass Executions by ISIS 
 Part of channel(s): Iraq (current event)


According to the video description, the place of the incident was “Tikrit” in Iraq, according to a video description, and describe themselves as Rafidis, which include Shiites, Iranians, Alawites ….. an imprecise term.

According to a Twitter Video Description the largest massacre of Shiites in Tikrit.

It is not known if it this video relates to the first massacre in Tikrit ago more than a month, or if they have committed more massacres.

The full length video of 36 minutes can be seen here, with the executions in the last 5 minutes.

Officials arrested in new corruption case: Zoran Ajković Ajkula

Samstag, Juli 26th, 2014

July 23, 2014 | 13:57
Officials arrested in new corruption case
Source: Tanjug

NIŠ — The director of the Business Association NISSA A.D. and a tax inspector of the Niš Tax Administration in Aleksinac have been arrested.

The police in the southern town of Niš are holding them in 48-hour detention.

NISSA Business Association Director Snežana Trenčić was arrested on suspicion that she committed the crime of forgery of official documents and money laundering.

Niš Tax Administration official Srđan Zdravković, meanwhile is suspected of abuse of office, the Niš Police Department said, according to Tanjug.

Criminal charges were also pressed against Zoran Ajković Ajkula, a member of the NISSA A.D. Management Board, for money laundering and document forgery.

Ajković is currently held in detention in Montenegro, awaiting extradition to Serbia.
Zoran Ajković Ajkula

AJKULA USKORO U SRBIJI: Crnogorski sud odobrio izručenje Zorana Ajkovića
Crna Hronika 16.07.2014. u 20:08
AJKULA USKORO U SRBIJI: Crnogorski sud odobrio izručenje Zorana Ajkovića

Ajković je uhapsen sredinom juna u Crnoj Gori prilikom rutinske, saobraćajne kontrole, a Srbija je za njim rapspisala poternicu 15. maja

Damir Fazlic: Controversial Deal Broker: Agent of Mi6

Montag, Juli 21st, 2014

21 Jul 14

Damir Fazlic: Controversial Deal Broker

In his first interview since October 2008, Bosnian businessman Damir Fazlic tackled the rumours and criminal allegations which have beset his career, reveals how he became an influential figure in the Balkans and beyond, and speaks of his grandiose plans for the future.

Lindita Cela, Semir Mujkic, Eronida Mataj, Ana Novakovic, Gordana Andric, Lawrence Marzouk


 Fazlic enjoys the jet-setting lifestyle. | Photo by Club de Madrid

Nothing is quite as it seems in the spy-thriller world of Damir Fazlic.

The Bosnian has been called a CIA agent, atomic waste smuggler, money launderer and shady businessman; allegations, often with little substance, which have never been proved.

Simultaneously, he has the ear of some of the most powerful politicians and businessmen in the Balkans and Washington DC, has worked on scores of major election campaigns and has even been touted as a future Bosnian Prime Minister.

“I’m exactly who you think I am,” the Bosnian fixer claims enigmatically on his Twitter profile, but the identity of the 38-year-old is very much in the eye of the beholder.

Lounging in the sumptuous setting of a five-star London hotel, Fazlic appeared comfortable flaunting his jet-set lifestyle – an existence he likes to contrast to his Bosnian refugee status.

Except Fazlic’s story is a world away from those of his fleeing countrymen, seeking refuge from murder and rape.

The Bosnian, the product of a mixed Serb-Muslim marriage, left his homeland before the war to take up a place in one of the world’s most expensive and prestigious schools, not a life of dishwashing penury.

With his ‘Hollywood smile’ and Martha’s Vineyard chic, he looked every bit the powerbroker who wheels and deals across hotel lobbies as he settled into our two-hour conversation at Mayfair’s Connaught Hotel.

But while confident and brash, his interview with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network was his first since October 2008, when a money-laundering probe in Albania was launched. He also refused to be photographed, claiming he was “camera shy”.

Fazlic has an multimillion dollar apartment at the Ritz in Washington DC. | Photo by Ritz Carlton

He flits between DC – where he owns a multimillion dollar serviced apartment in the Ritz; Virginia, from where his well-connected Bosnian-American wife, Amra, hails and Aspen, where until recently he owned a share in one of the ski resort’s most prestigious condominiums.

But he emphasises that he is still “based in Europe”, where he earns most of the bucks to pay for the lavish lifestyle, using, and some have claimed abusing, his gilt-edged contacts book to open Balkan doors for Western investors. He calls it access.

Fazlic boasts of his 15 worldwide companies, but he is also fond of obscuring his business dealings in the secrecy offered by offshore tax havens. Of those BIRN was able to track down in the UK, Albania, Cyprus and the US, many appeared inactive and none was generating large profits.


My role in Fazlic’s Extraordinary Interview 

By Desada Metaj – Editor at TV Klan


I have known Damir Fazlic since the electoral campaign in 2005, but was just somebody I knew. When the media began to trumpet his cooperation with the government and Berisha’s family, I was reminded of him.

For the first time he appeared in an interview in London with my colleague, Muhamet Veliu, who at the time was a correspondent there. While discussing the story with a few friends, one of them, at the time a recently resigned adviser to Berisha, told me that Damir was ready to speak to the press. They [the adviser and Fazlic] were in continuous contact and remained friends since the time they were together in the campaign.

I phoned him from his number [the adviser’s number] and strangely he told me that he could come in Albania within two days. To be honest I did not believe it until the last minute that he would come.

I travelled with my personal car to Rinas [airport] and met Fazlic, who had arrived with a private jet and was well known in the [airport’s] VIP lounge.

He was in good humor and was even joking with his picture in newspapers he saw in the kiosks. We stopped only for a few minutes in the entrance of Tirana, where he met with a former adviser of Berisha, who was not in a high [governmental] position, but was given a high post immediately after.

Then we arrived in TV Klan, where his entrance and make-up did not draw any attention because no one recognized him. Only when we started recording the interview, journalists and cameras appeared in front of the building of TV Klan.

The heads of the TV station arranged for another car to take him out [of the building], so he could leave without drawing attention to himself.

Someone had informed them that the prosecutor’s office had started a probe and his exiting of the Klan [building] could put him in danger. He insisted that I accompany him to the airport although the flight was not scheduled for two more hours.

We jumped in the car and drove toward Rinas airport. During the way there he made sure that the plane was ready to fly and that he would not pass through the VIP lounge. Someone called me and presented himself as a prosecutor.

He asked me to stop the car and drop off the person in my backseat. I replied that I was driving and if he had a problem with me could find me in Rinas. The person [on the phone] did not insist and I continued driving. In Rinas we entered through the main entrance. There someone I did not know tried to escort Fazlic toward passport control. Fazlic refused, because as it is seen also from TV footage, he was scared.

I escorted him up to the security check and after he was on his way.

Documents obtained by BIRN, however, show he took 50 private jets to and from Albania alone between 2005 and 2008, as a cost of at least 500,000 euro. A former business colleague revealed he was also happy to rent a private jet for $20,000 to take his family on holiday.

While working with former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and building his business in Tirana, he spent months living in the city’s most exclusive hotel, the Sheraton.

But at the same time, his family home, which he used as his official address for his UK-based holding company, Virtu Capital International Limited, was an unremarkable house in a dead-end-road outside the unremarkable Midlands city of Northampton.

His holding firm, owned in turn by a British Virgin Islands firm, went bust earlier this year, leaving the UK taxman 80,000 euro out of pocket.

He also lost his Aspen penthouse in 2011 when it was repossessed after he failed to keep up with the repayments, according to documents obtained by BIRN. Fazlic says he decided to sell the property.

Prime ministers, senators, top US lobbyists, UK foreign secretaries, Bundesliga coaches, NATO generals – Fazlic has many friends in high places. But he has also faced a money-laundering probe in Albania, remains under investigation for fraud and tax evasion in Bosnia and has faced a slew of lurid allegations in the press.

Fazlic remains a riddle wrapped in an enigma.

“Greed is good”

Fazlic used the Sheraton in Tirana as a base for his business.

At the age of eight, Fazlic was a child with an unusual role model – Gordon Gekko, the lead in the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’, whose signature line is “greed is good”.

A rich British visitor, who frequented the Bosnian hotel managed by Fazlic’s father, was intrigued by this “really weird kid” and his ability to cite the notorious stockbroker.

Without a son of his own, the rich traveller, who Fazlic did not name, decided to help Fazlic secure a place at Harrow School for Boys, one of Britain’s most prestigious private schools.

From there, armed with a string of top exam results, he went on to the London School of Economics, among the world’s best universities, where, Fazlic claims, he was handpicked by Lord Desai, a leading member of the UK’s Labour Party and economics professor, to be his tutee.

His first big break in business came during a summer internship with NatWest Markets, the investment arm of one of Britain’s biggest banks, which had been brought in by the Milosevic regime to help privatise Serbia Telecom and boost the country’s faltering economy.

Fazlic’s big break came when he met former UK Foreign Secretary, Douglas Hurd.

A secretary to Douglas Hurd, who had just moved to NatWest after working as UK Foreign Secretary, discovered Fazlic’s Bosnian roots and asked him to meet her illustrious boss.

“Ten days later, I’m on a private jet with Douglas Hurd flying to Serbia,” said Falic, who provided translations and context for his superiors at the bank.

“We land, and Milosevic, whose politics basically ripped my country apart, who is the main reason I am a refuge, whose family is a refugee, is waiting for me on the tarmac, with all the pomp of a ceremonial visit.”

Tobacco factories and fraud allegations

Fazlic and former US general Wesley Clark discussing business.

Fazlic then joined AC European Finance, a London boutique financial firm set up by his former boss at NatWest, Alby Cator.

The firm’s main business, according to company records analysed by BIRN, was advising the Bosnian government on privatisation. AC European Finance’s man in Bosnia was Fazlic.

He claims the deal came after he met the then Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic after a speech at Oxford University.

“He said, ‘Why don’t you come and see me? Maybe we could find something for you to do.’”

Business started well for Fazlic and AC European Finance, and between 1999 and 2001, the Bosnian operations raked in almost 400,000 euro, the lion’s share of the firm’s turnover.

But in July 2001, the Sarajevo office was closed with 50,000 euro of bad debt amid allegations of fraud.

An audit by the OSCE revealed a 12,500 dollar loan to AC European Finance to help “create 100 jobs” as part of the construction of a five-star Rogner hotel, which was never built.

The transaction was uncovered as OSCE auditors investigated a public agency set up by the then Prime Minister Edhem Bicakcic, a friend of Fazlic’s. Bicakcic was eventually barred from office because of irregularities with the agency’s fund, but was later pardoned.

AC European Finance had also been involved in the privatisation of Sarajevo’s tobacco factory.

When the government blocked the deal, Fazlic switched to working with another company, Capital Investment Management Corporation (CIMC), owned by Palestinian-American businessman Hani Masri.

 Fazlic at the signing of a contract for privatising Sarajevo’s tobacco factory.

Masri is a major donor to Hillary Clinton and managed a $60 million dollar, US-backed investment plan in Gaza and the West Bank.

The privatisation through CIMC also fell through, leading to a lawsuit from the tobacco factory, alleging that it paid 250,000 dollars to CIMC for nothing.

The case was listed against the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, CIMC and GTZ Representative, the German development agency charged with helping with the privatisation, which, the tobacco factory argued, had forced it to take on CIMC as advisors.

When asked about the investigation into Damir Fazlic related to the privatisation of Sarajevo’s tobacco factory and the AC European Finance loan, a spokesman for the prosecution said: “We inform you that the Cantonal Prosecutor’s office in Sarajevo is investigating D.F. for criminal charges of fraud and tax evasion.”———————-

When prosecutors heard their target had arrived by private jet, they issued a summons for Fazlic to appear for questioning but the Bosnian managed to leave the country without being stopped with the help of Berisha.

“There’s access. Then there’s corruption.”

Former Albanian Prosecutor General, Ina Rama, came under pressure for her corruption probe.

Fazlic believes the allegations were part of a plot to destabilise the Berisha regime, led by the Prosecutor General Ina Rama and the then US Ambassador John Withers.

The investigation was dropped when requests for documents from Cyprus and Bosnia went unanswered and the evidence collected was never tested in court, something Fazlic regrets, as he was unable to fully clear his name.

He said: “Ina Rama, with clear help from John Withers has used anything and everything to try and conjure up and make up [...]  to connect me to Berisha to accuse him of corruption.”

Fazlic and Berisha have maintained that he had no business with the Albanian state and did not benefit from his political connections.

But new emails obtained between Fazlic and his US business partner, Meridian Telecommunications LLC, reveal he was actively working with state-owned Albania Telecom as well as quietly pitching for other state business.

Among his co-owners was a Jurgen Rober, former football manager with Hertha Berlin and Partizan Belgrade, and the controversial football agent Fali Ramadani.

Fazlic is led off during the arrest of Naser Oric in Sarajevo.

On October 2, 2008, Fazlic was hauled from a small cafe in Bosnia by balaclava-clad police, setting off political tremors 400 kilometres away in Tirana and unleashing an extraordinary sequence of events.

The businessman claimed to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time – an innocent witness to the arrest of Fazlic’s acquaintance Naser Oric, a war crimes and extortion suspect, who was sitting at the only other table in the eatery.


Porto Romana, Damir Fazllic und die Mafia Geschäfte der Familie Salih Berisha, rund um ein Gas Monopol

Hintergründe des Grundstücks Betruges der Argita Berisha, welche 3 Millionen € für ein Grundstück in der Porto Romana wollte vom Pakistanischen Investor Zafar Ansar, obwohl das Grundstück nie im Besitz des Damir Fazllic, und seiner Geldwäsche Firmen war. Weitere Details wurden bekannt, auch die Verträge mit Damir Fazllic, der offensichtlich versucht in Mafia Style, die Grundstücke dort vor Junit 2013 zu verkaufen, wo er nie etwas dafür bezahlt hat, im kriminellen Enterprise des Salih Berisha.

damir fazllic wesley clark Light

Wesley Clark, trifft in Tirana Damir Fazllic und Salih Berisha

Banker Petrol – Cayman Island – Wesley Clark- Damir Fazllic – Tony Blair

Der Balkan Schlächter Wesley Clark, will wieder heiraten

Der Verbrecher Wesley Clark ist nun Berater der Rumaenischen Regierung

Budva Mafia: Montenegro Court Jails Former Mayor

Freitag, Juli 18th, 2014

18 Jul 14
Montenegro Court Jails Former Mayor

Courts on Thursday jailed the former mayor of the resort of Budva, his deputy and nine others in the so-called Zavala case.
Dusica Tomovic

Podgorica’s High Court on Thursday jailed 11 indictees in a case involving illegal construction work at Zavala hill in Budva in 2007 and 2008.

Rajko Kuljaca, former mayor of the coastal resort, and Dragan Marovic, his deputy, were found guilty of abuse of office to the benefit a private company, Zavala Invest, and to the detriment of the municipal budget, of more than 800,000 euros.

Kuljaca was jailed for five years, while Marovic, the brother of Svetozar Marovic, former president of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, was jailed for four. …………..

Budva Mayor Mafia jailed in the ZAVALA case:Rajko Kuljaca – Dragan Marovic

The Russian “ZAVALA” Mafia:

Godfather of the Bosnia Mafia: Fahrudin Radončić – Bosnia’s Radoncic Shruggs Off Kelmendi Row

Mittwoch, Juli 16th, 2014

The CIA American Tobacco, Drugs, Islams Terrorist Mafia Boss: Made gy SFOR, NATO and American Gangsters and Valentin InzkoCarl BildtWolfgang PetritschPaddy Ashdown, Christian Schwarz-Schillingthe criminal NATO Gangsters:


Radončić: Ideja o muslimanskoj državi u BiH je mrtvorođenče

Luxus US Cars, für Kokain Import!

Godfather of the Bosnia Mafia and Security Minister: Fahrudin Radončić and his Partner Mafia Boss: Naser Kelmendi

MAFIA-STYLE GANG responsible for killing of deputy minister of internal affairs of Bosnia

Globus, Zagreb, Croatia December 24, 1999

“Globus” uncovers the results of the investigation on the assassination of the deputy minister of internal affairs of the BH Federation which was conducted by international police (IPTF)

Die Ivica Toncev Mafia und Partner des Naser Kelmendi: Gericht gab Zijad Turkovic 40 Jahre Haft in Bosnien

16 Jul 14

Bosnia’s Radoncic Shruggs Off Kelmendi Row


Fahrudin Radoncic’s ambitions to run for the Bosnian Presidency have been dented by reports that he was named in person on Monday, during the reading of the indictment of alleged drugs boss Naser Kelmendi in court in Kosovo.

Elvira M. Jukic


Media mogul and former Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic has been forced on the defensive following reports that he was mentioned by name during the reading of the indictment of Naser Kelmendi, who is being tried in Kosovo for murder among other grave offences.

The controversy over Radoncic was re-ignited after an international prosecutor in Kosovo, Andrew Hughes, on Monday read out the indictment of Kelmendi in Pristina, naming Radoncic as a member of Kelmendi’s inner circle.

Radoncic’s party was swift to assure the public that Radoncic had not been indicted himself by the court.

The Alliance for a Better Future, SBB, the party founded by Radoncic, on Wednesday said the Bosnian Prosecutor’s Office had assured them that their president was not included in the indictment.

Recalling that the Bosnian Prosecutor had first indicted Kelmendi, but then forwarded the case to the EU law mission in Kosovo, Eulex, Radoncic himself asked the Bosnian courts to tell him whether he was under investigation in the same case.

Bosnian Prosecutor Goran Salihovic answered on Wednesday that the former minister was not under investigation…………

How Berisha’s Inner Circle Profited from Multi-Million Euro Land Deals

Dienstag, Juli 15th, 2014

Zafar Ansar: My introduction to Argita Berisha 16 Jan 13

Albania to Probe Illicit Transfers to Tax Havens
Prime Minister Sali Berisha on Tuesday called for a probe into a report’s claims that more than $1.3 billion (€983 million) were spirited out of Albania over five years.

Global Financial Integrity says corrupt elite took $1.3 billion (€983 million) out of Albania

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$1.3bn Spirited Out of Albania, Report Says

14 Jul 14

How Berisha’s Inner Circle Profited from Multi-Million Euro Land Deals

Former Albanian premier Sali Berisha’s decision to transform worthless marshland into prime real estate helped his family and controversial friend Damir Fazlic earned millions of euros, classified documents obtained by BIRN reveal.

Lindita Cela and Lawrence Marzouk

Tirana, London

Landscape of Porto Romano. | Photo by Dave Wyatt

Porto Romano, an impoverished hinterland of Albania’s second city, Durres, is home to the rusting hulk of a communist-era chemical factory, a sprawling rubbish dump and a smattering of industrial units.

Still recovering from decades of unfettered pollution, the marshland encircling the harbour is an unlikely setting for a real estate boom fuelled by the country’s political and business elite.

Yet back in November 2006, that’s exactly what happened when Berisha’s daughter, lawyer Argita Malltezi, and her colleague Flutura Kola, began to snap up land at 10 euro per square metre – more than double the market rate.

Some 14 hectares edging a small ‘energy park’ connected to the port were secured for their client, controversial  Bosnian businessman and Berisha election adviser Damir Fazlic, who paid his lawyers, directly or indirectly, more than four-times the market  price – 18 euro per square metre.

Soon after the transactions were completed, Berisha made a prime-ministerial decision to move the energy park boundary to include Fazlic’s new holdings, instantly transforming worthless marshland into prime real estate, and pushing up its value at least eight-fold.

Berisha’s daughter, her partner in the law firm and their hired middleman may have made almost 1.2m euro from selling land to Fazlic at four-times the market rate. Previously unpublished files obtained by BIRN document 430,000 euro of profit. A further 740,000 euro was earned in cash and, as such, cannot be traced.

Berisha’s decision to extend energy park brought huge profit to his daughter, Argita Malltezi, and his friend, Damir Fazlic. | Photos by European People’s Party and Club de Madrid

Bosnian businessman Fazlic saw the value of his land, held in two Albanian firms, soar by 1.7m euro to 4.2m euro after Berisha’s decision.  If his plans to develop the site into a 70m euro petrol terminal go ahead, he will earn tens of millions.

In 2008, the transactions attracted the attention of Albanian anti-money laundering investigators, alarmed at Fazlic’s use of “shell companies” in Albania, the number of cash-only sales at inflated prices and involvement of offshore firms based in Cypriot and Caribbean tax havens.

The case against Fazlic was dropped in 2009 after officials were unable to secure key documents from Bosnia and Cyprus or trace the origin of the funds. Fazlic was never formally charged with any offences and he strongly denied any wrongdoing.

But a cache of official documents obtained by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, now raises fresh questions about the central role Malltezi and her firm Malltezi & Kola played in buying and selling land, the value of which increased dramatically as a result of her father’s official decision to include it in the energy park.

And BIRN’s tracking of official company documents from St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean to Moscow, has also revealed that Serb energy mogul Vojin Lazarevic was at the heart of the deal, funnelling 2.5m euro into Fazlic’s private bank account in Albania via a network of offshore companies. The controversial businessmen hope to develop the site into major energy facilities.

Neither BIRN nor the prosecution uncovered any evidence to suggest Lazarevic funded Fazlic improperly, but the energy mogul has never spoken about his use of offshore havens or why the transactions took place largely outside the banking sector. He declined our request to be interviewed on the matter and did not respond to specific questions.

Fazlic, a close friend and adviser to Sali Berisha with powerful friends in Washington, London and across the Balkans, has always denied any wrongdoing.


Sali Berisha, Argita and Jamarber Malltezi and Flutura and Florenc Kola refused to be interviewed by BIRN or respond to our detailed questions.

Real estate boom

Locals were eager to sell the land at the price of €9.8. | Photo by Dave Wyatt

From a quayside shack at Porto Romano, Abdyl Mukaj ekes out a living selling fresh fish to tourists in the summer months.

His has been a life on the breadline, so when a local man, Kujtim Shahini, asked him to sell a hectare of marshland in 2007 at double the market rate, he seized the chance.

The land had been given to Mukaj by the state when he, along with many of his neighbours, had received plots in Porto Romano as compensation after it  had forced them from their ancestral lands in northern Albania to make way for a new hydropower plant.

Offered large sums of cash for land with little financial or emotional value, the villagers didn’t ask who was buying or why.

Malltezi, her law firm partner Flutura Kola and their husbands – Jamarber Malltezi and Florenc Kola – sought land close to the existing energy park in Porto Romano for their client Fazlic and his firms, Crown Acquisitions and Alpha Shpk.

The husbands searched for suitable plots and employed a local middleman – Shahini – to conduct cash-only purchases in person from November 2006 through to September 2007.

Shahini and Florenc Kola first helped to secure nine hectares of land from villagers for Crown Acquisitions, almost all of which was bought, according to the contract, for 18 euro per square metre. The document is among more than a 1,000 pages of official material secured by BIRN.

Fazlic’s properties in Porto Romano are marked in red.

But villagers have told BIRN that they were paid just 1,200 lek [9.8 euro]. It is not clear who benefited from the 700,000 euro difference between the contract and real price. Shahini has admitted to taking a cut while Fazlic, in an exclusive interview with BIRN, said his negotiators were entitled to their share.

Two out of the nine plots sold to Crown Acquisitions, had, in fact, already been purchased by Shahini and Kola to be sold to Fazlic at a profit.

“I received just 1200 lek per m2 – That was the deal,” villager Mukaj said. “Kujtim [Shahini] brought the money to my house in a black off-road car.

“1200 lek per square metre is the price that all the villagers sold the land for – you can ask all of them.”

Government Plan Huge Infrastructure Investment in Porto Romano

Click here for detailed information on the Porto Romano energy park.

In the second phase, the Malltezis and Kolas acquired five hectares of land from villagers at the same price – just under 10 euro per square metre –  which they immediately resold to Fazlic’s Alpha Shpk at 18 euro, netting profits of 430,000 euro. A further 150,000 euro was paid to Florenc Kola related to land purchases, although it is not clear from documents what deal this is connected to.

Bizarrely, during the transactions, Flutura Kola was sometimes simultaneously acting as the seller of the property, as she owned the land with her husband, and buyer, as Damir Fazlic’s legal representative. Having withdrawn funds from Fazlic’s personal account she was, in effect, paying herself and her business partner, Argita Malltezi, for the land.

Crown Acquisitions was eventually sold in June 2007 for 1.7m euro to Altaria Research Limited, a company registered in Cyprus and controlled by Lazarevic.

Alpha Shpk was sold to Cyprus-based Irongold Ltd, also controlled by Lazarevic, for 1.25m euro. Fazlic was left with a 300,000 euro profit.

Fazlic initially claimed Altaria Research Limited was his “holding company in Cyprus” in his only television interview since the affair erupted in October 2008. As a result, he said, he had made no profit as he was selling Crown Acquisitions – and its land holding – to himself. When questioned the following year by prosecutors, he refused to name the owner as, he said, it could harm his business.

But when pressed by BIRN in his first interview in seven years in June, he said he had a joint 50-50 stake in Crown Acquisitions and Alpha Shpk with Lazarevic via Altaria Research Limited.

This is not reflected in the official paperwork in Cyprus and Fazlic was unable to explain whether he had made any profit from selling part of his stake to Lazarevic.

Berisha shielded Fazlic

Berisha’s daughter and son-in-law sell land to Damir Fazlic.

When the money laundering investigation was announced in October 2008, Berisha went to extraordinary lengths to shield Fazlic from possible prosecution, including spiriting him out of the country by private jet.

According to a leaked US Embassy memo, justice ministry inspectors were sent to seize case material for the prosecution, and prosecutors were subjected to public smear campaigns by Berisha and even threatened with legal action by the interior ministry.

In July 2009, just one month after Albanian prosecutors dropped the money laundering investigation, Berisha approved plans that incorporated Fazlic’s plots of land into the nearby energy park in Porto Romano.

While the land wasn’t particularly valuable when purchased back in 2007, Fazlic successfully applied to construct a huge petrol terminal, increasing its value eight-fold from the original market value.

Called to account for his role in the scandal, Berisha held a press conference in support of Fazlic, claiming the investigation was orchestrated by “the mafia”, and insisting neither Fazlic nor his family had benefited from his political office.

He argued, accurately, he had not declared Porto Romano an energy park, as a small zone had been designated as such in 2001. He failed, however, to add he had extended it to include his friend’s land.

Argita Malltezi was never interviewed and her role in the buying and selling land had remained secret until today. Speaking on condition of anonymity, sources close to the prosecution team told BIRN they were simply too scared at the time to summon the premier’s daughter for questioning.

Argita Malltezi, Berisha’s daughter. | Print screen TV Klan YouTube

Argita, her husband Jamarber and brother Shkelzen, were linked to a number of corruption scandals during Berisha’s tenure, but were never formally included in any probe.  They have always denied any wrongdoing.

In interviews with prosecutors seen by BIRN, lawyer Flutura Kola and Jamarber Malltezi reveal they were well aware of Porto Romano’s potential at the time they began buying up the land.

Jarmarber Malltezi said: “I had information regarding the development of that area so I thought it was a good business [opportunity].”

After berating the prosecutors for their “politically motivated investigation”, he explained Fazlic just happened to be the first person to offer to buy his land.

Kola, on the other hand, explained how she, her husband and the Malltezis had worked together to snap up land for Fazlic in order to make a profit. She admitted having “information that this area was approved…by the government as an area for building petrol deposits and hydrocarbons”.

Fazlic told BIRN he had no advance information from Berisha but was “100 per cent sure” the area would be included in the new energy park. ……………….

15 Jul 14

Fazlic and Lazarevic’s Albanian Shale Gas Venture

A web of secretive offshore firms link energy mogul Vojin Lazarevic and businessman Damir Fazlic to an audacious bid to transform Albania into a hub for US shale gas, BIRN can reveal.

Lindita Cela and Lawrence Marzouk

Tirana, London

Vojin Lazarevic and Damir Fazlic plan to build a giant petrol terminal and a hub for US shale gas in Porto Romano. | Photos by, Beta and Club de Madrid/Flickr

A money laundering investigation into Bosnian businessman Damir Fazlic was aborted when Albanian prosecutors failed to untangle the nexus of offshore companies supplying him with funds.

But the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) has now succeeded in tracking the 2.5m euro funnelled to Fazlic to buy land in Albania, to the offshore empire of Serb energy tycoon Vojin Lazarevic.

And we can reveal that the controversial duo have invested a further 30 million euros into the site in Porto Romano, near Durres, and are now looking for investors to build a giant petrol terminal and a hub for US shale gas.

Fazlic told BIRN that potential backers include American Wesley Clark, the former Nato supreme commander who is involved in a string of Canadian and US energy firms.

The Lazarevic link

Vojin Lazarevic hides his wealth behind shell companies in offshore havens. | Photo by Beta

Albanian prosecutors opened the 2008 probe into Fazlic, fearing he had been involved in laundering millions of euros through a series of suspicious land transactions, brokered by the daughter of the then Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha.

The use of offshore firms, the bypassing of the banking system through cash purchases, and repeated sale of the land for larger sums between local villagers, intermediaries and Fazlic all raised red flags for money laundering investigators in Albania………………….

Damir Fazlic Wesley Clark

Damir Fazllic – Wesley Clark / Sheraton Hotel Tirana 2012


Vor 5 Jahren als Industrie Park genehmigt, wobei alle Berisha Industrie Zonen private Geschäfte des Betruges waren.

Das Councel der Albanischen Regierung (KRRTRSH) genehmigt den Industrie Park Porto Romana

Die Porto Romana ist ein Langzeit Betrugs Geschäft auch mit Kuvaitischen Geldgebern, die USAID finanzierte Mafia Bank: American Bank of Albania, war einer der ersten Financiers dort, wo die Großen sich tummeln und ständig die Teilhaber wechseln. Entsorgungs Betrug: Die erfundenen Gift Müll Tonnen in der Porto Romana 

Auftrags Killer rund um die Macht Kämpfe in der Porto Romana: Gerichts Titel gegen den Mafia Hafen “Porto Romana”

Der neue Schmuggler Hafen “Porto Romana” und Italiens Anti Mafia Jäger Nr. 1 Pietro Grasso: Die Albanische Mafia kontrolliert den Balkan

Albanische – Italienische Küsten Überwachungs Partnerschaft tritt nun in Kraft

Die Firmen von Damir Fazllic, sind Alles Geldwäsche Firmen in Albanien mit Sitz in Zypern dann in Folge und auch in Bulgarien sehr aktiv.Manager Erion Isufi, wo es nie Aktivitäten gabe.


Staatsanwaltschaft beschlagnahmt die Firmen von Erjon Isufi, Schwager des Aussenminister Lulzin Basha

Tom Rich, vollkommen korrupter Lobbyist der Amerikaner und einer der höchsten Politiker einmal. war auch Lobbyiste für die MEK Terroristen.

Mit Tom Rich tauchte Damir Fazllic in Tirana wieder auf.

Rudnap, die Damir Fazllic, Energie Firma!


Albpetrol Privatisierung und Ankunft von Salih Berisha Partners in Tirana: der Serbische Mafiosi Damir Fazllic

Albanien fordert eine Internationale Untersuchung in und um die Geschäfte des Karadic Finanziers Damir Fazlic und seiner Geschäftpartner wie Tom Ridge

Luft Geschäfte des Verbrechens, aus 2007, wo man nur die Gelder in eigene Immobilien Geschäfte umleitete.


In die Wasser Infrastruktur von Durres, will der Transport Minister Luan Basha 10 Millionen $ noch in 2007 investieren. Die Zone Touristik Currila-Porto Romana steht ganz oben!

Stratfor: Why Moldova Urgently Matters

Donnerstag, Juli 10th, 2014

Why Moldova Urgently Matters

By Robert D. Kaplan

“NATO’s Article 5 offers little protection against Vladimir Putin’s Russia,” Iulian Fota, Romania’s presidential national security adviser, told me on a recent visit to Bucharest. “Article 5 protects Romania and other Eastern European countries against a military invasion. But it does not protect them against subversion,” that is, intelligence activities, the running of criminal networks, the buying-up of banks and other strategic assets, and indirect control of media organs to undermine public opinion. Moreover, Article 5 does not protect Eastern Europe against reliance on Russian energy.

As Romanian President Traian Basescu told me, Romania is a somewhat energy-rich island surrounded by a Gazprom empire. The president ran his finger over a map showing how Romania’s neighbors such as Bulgaria and Hungary were almost completely dependent on Russian natural gas, while Romania — because of its own hydrocarbon reserves — still has a significant measure of independence. In the 21st century, the president explained, Gazprom is more dangerous than the Russian army. The national security adviser then added: “Putin is not an apparatchik; he is a former intelligence officer,” implying that Putin will act subtly. Putin’s Russia will not fight conventionally for territory in the former satellite states, but unconventionally for hearts and minds, Fota went on. “Putin knows that the flaw of the Soviet Union was that it did not have soft power.”

Thus, Moscow’s strategy is about taking over countries from within. In this battle, it is precisely during the quiet periods, when an issue like Ukraine drifts off the front pages because of the Middle East, for example, that we should be worried.

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The “Drenica” killer swadron: Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sylejman Selimi

Mittwoch, Juli 9th, 2014

No news, but a NATO and american scandal.

3 primitive Idioten Mörder: Sabit Geci, Sylejman Selimi und Sami Lushtaku, als Chef des Dubrava Gefängnisses

Auftrags Killer Sylejman Selimi, heute Kosovo Botschafter in Tirana, erhält kein US – Visa


Prominenter Auftrags Killer: Sylejman Selimi wird Kosovo Militär Chef

09 Jul 14

Kosovo Ambassador Accused of Wartime Torture

A witness told the war crimes trial of former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Sylejman Selimi, who is now Kosovo’s ambassador to Tirana, that the defendant assaulted him several times.

Edona Peci, Behar Mustafa

Pristina, Mitrovica

Sylejman Selimi at a Kosovo security forces ceremony.

Photo: BIRN

The protected witness codenamed ‘Witness A’ testified on Tuesday that while he was held at the KLA’s detention centre in Likovc/Likovac in the autumn of 1998, Selimi accused him of collaborating with Serb forces and assaulted him.

“Hey you, Serbian spy, he called to me,” Witness A said.

The witness, who testified via video-link, said he was beaten up several times and still has health problems as a result even today.

“My left shoulder was injured, my right eye was damaged, I cannot hear properly with my right ear. Three ribs on the left and three on the right were broken,” he said.

Selimi is one of seven defendants in the so-called ‘Drenica Group’ war crimes trial accused of involvement in abuses of prisoners at the Likovc/Likovac detention centre.

According to the indictment, Selimi and other defendants “violated the bodily integrity and the health of an undefined number of Albanian civilians” held at the detention centre.

In September 1998, he is alleged to have abused Witness A by “beating him with fists and wooden sticks”.

He is also alleged to have “ordered Witness B, another civilian held in the Likovc detention centre, to repeatedly strike Witness A with a wooden plank and pinched Witness A’s genitals with an iron tool, subsequently dragging him on the floor with it”.

“I still have injuries on my genitals. I am not able to have sex anymore and I call on the [EU rule-of-law mission] prosecution to prove this fact,” Witness A told the court.

The defendants have denied the charges against them.

In May, Selimi was acquitted of separate war crime charges after a court found that he had not assaulted two ethnic Albanian women who were being held at Likovc/Likovac.

The ‘Drenica Group’ trial continues next week.