Kosovo Government ask company to return stolen Treasury money - Gazeta Express

Gazeta Express

23/10/2020 14:34

Kosovo Government ask company to return stolen Treasury money

Gazeta Express

23/10/2020 14:34

The Government of Kosovo addressed a letter to co-owners of a private company asking them to return more than two million euros from the Kosovo budget which were illegally transferred to their account earlier this month.

One official of the Treasury Department within the Ministry of Finances has been arrested, suspected of illegal transfers whereas the two owners of the company “LDA Group LLC” Valon and Kadri Shala are on the run. On Tuesday, the police have arrested Labinot Gruda, official of the Treasury Department, who is suspected of illegal transfer of 2.1 million euro into the account of “LDA Group” company.

The Government wrote an email to the suspects, who reportedly have left the country, asking them to return the money within five days. “You as the economic operator have received a payment in your account and have not informed  or returned the money received from the state budget of Kosovo,” it is written in the request of the Treasury Department sent to the co-owners of the “LDA Group.”

Based on the documents of the prosecution office, the transaction of 2.1 million euro from the Treasury Department to account of “LDA Group” was done in four instalments and the entire operation lasted eight minutes. The prosecutors suspect that the Treasury Department official, Labint Gruda, using several fake IDs got access in the Treasury’s online system and completed the transaction. The Kosovo Police said on Wednesday that they have asked freezing of accounts of the company which has received the money. /GazetaExpress/