TIRANA, September 25 – The Court Against Organized Crime and Corruption (GJKKO) announced on Monday the decision on the controversial investigative file on the Fier incinerator.
The judges of GJKKO decided to declare the former Minister of Environment, Lefter Koka, guilty on the charges brought by the Special Prosecution Against Crime and Corruption. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but due to the shortened trial, Koka will remain in prison for 6 years and 8 months.
The former General Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Alqi Blako, was also found guilty. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison, but will stay 2 years and 8 months in prison due to the shortened trial.
Klodian Zoto, administrator of the concession company, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Due to a shortened trial, he will stay 8 years in prison. Actually Zoto is not in Albania because he fled the country and although he has been declared wanted no trace of him has been found so far.
In the meantime GJKKO has acquitted Arben Dervishaj, the supervisor of the incinerator works while Juri Imeraj, administrator of the J.P.Y company, and Arjola Kodra, administrator of the Tirana incinerator, were declared innocent.
There were 20 defendants In the SPAK file being investigated for the Fier incinerator among them the members of the Commission for accepting offers for the incinerator, some of whom were sentenced to probation. /argumentum.al