Three Appeals Court Judges Investigated for Corruption

Three judges from the Appeals Court in Durrës, Petrit Ceno, Petraq Dhimitri, and Klinton Spahiu are under investigation for abuse of office and corruption. The Serious Crimes Prosecution has also asked the High Council of Justice (KLD) to suspend the three judges from duty.

According to documents of the prosecution, the three judges are suspected of having traveled several times out of the country on trips paid by businessmen involved in court cases, thus betraying a clear conflict of interest.

In one case, the three judges were brought to Spain to witness the football derby Real Madrid–Barcelona. The whole trip was paid by businessman Namik Sadiku. Sadiku is currently also under investigation by the Serious Crimes Prosecution.