From: Exit News
Albanian Police Launch Hunt for Ex-Top Prosecutor Sentenced for Corruption

Albanian police have put former top prosecutor Adriatik Llalla on the wanted list as they were unable to locate him following a final sentence for corruption against the former official.

On Wednesday, a special appeals court against corruption sentenced Llalla to two years in prison for not declaring his assets, and banned him for five years from exercising public office.

It upheld a lower court’s ruling in May 2021, which included the confiscation of an apartment and 22,000 square meters of land.

The ruling was final and Albania’s top prosecutor from 2012 to 2017 should have immediately started to serve his sentence, but he wasn’t present when the judge announced it.

Police searched for him after the special prosecution against corruption demanded his arrest, but were unable to find his whereabouts.

Media reports suggest that Llalla left Albania two weeks ago for Rome, Italy from Tirana airport.

The former prosecutor resigned from his post in 2017 and did not submit to the vetting process under the justice reform. 

He has claimed his sentence was politically motivated.