The Minister of Justice, Etilda Gjonaj, stated today that the Judicial Reform has marked a turning point in terms of intensifying efforts in the fight against corruption and organized crime, through the establishment of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Corruption and Organized Crime.
But if we refer to the facts, the reality appears differently. The fact is that a year has passed since the establishment of the Special Anti-Corruption Structure, and there is still no result. The biggest investigation conducted by SPAK so far, is a case of a citizen that attempted to bribe a police officer, giving him 1.000 Lek (10 dollars).
There is another investigation, which is suspected to be more political than legal, against Judge Mimoza Margjeka, who rejected Valbona Sako’s request for a mandate as mayor of Durrës. But cases of corruption and organized crime as claimed by Minister Gjonaj, SPAK has investigated only in her dreams.
We continue further, with facts that refute Gjonaj, focusing on the National Bureau of Investigation. Even the rise of the latter is happening through scandals. Because the final list include people discharged from previous assignments, as well as those who come from a very low profile career.
CNA.al has previously reported that in the list of 55 selected candidates, there are street vendors, Vetting secretaries, former secret service agents, as well as party and local officials. National Bureau of Investigation, which otherwise are labeled as Albanian FBI, would be the second structure which would give meaning to justice reform, and the fight against corruption of officials.
But still without raised, the institution is involved in scandals. Many potential candidates are addressed to the Court to complain about violations in the selection of candidates. But Minister Gjonaj, seems to see positive turn in Justice Reform through scandals, which she considers as results./CNA.al