Prosecution has requested information from the US Embassy in Tirana regarding MP Tom Doshi who is running for a seat in the new parliament to be elected on April 25 this year.
The General Prosecutor’s Office in Albania has addressed a letter to the US Embassy requesting information on Doshi, based on the fact that the State Department in April 2018 decided to bar the MP and his family from entering the US on grounds of “involvement in significant corruption”, Voice of America reported on Tuesday.
US Ambassador Yuri Kim has repeatedly called on the Albanian institutions, political parties and personally on PM Edi Rama to prevent Doshi from running in elections and investigate him.
“The Central Election Commission (CEC) has a responsibility to review all records in order to ensure that the candidates are qualified and not involved in acts of corruption,” she stated earlier.
Tom Doshi is one of the 28 MP candidates on which the CEC has sent the General Prosecutor’s Office to verify the information on their decriminalization self-declaration form.
Doshi is head of the Social Democrat Party (SDP) which he took over from Skender Gjinushi, a close ally of the SP, after the latter was appointed head of Albanian Academy of Sciences. / argumentum. al