Former Mayor Sentenced to 60 Hours of Community Service after Concealing Criminal Past

Last week, the Tirana Court sentenced former Kavaja mayor Elvis Rroshi to only 5 months in prison, converted to 60 hours of community service. Elvis Rroshi was convicted of concealing his criminal past in his self-declaration forms.

The Prosecution demanded the defendant be sentenced to 7 months and 15 days in prison, however, the Court reduced the sentence.

Elvis Rroshi is one of the mayors that was dismissed, thanks to the decriminalization law, after hiding several crimes from his past:

  • In 1995, he was convicted of group rape in Italy;
  • In 1995, he was expelled from Italy;
  • In 1993, he was expelled from Switzerland;
  • In 1997, he was arrested and expelled, once again, from Switzerland.

Rroshi was dismissed on December 29, 2016, by the Council of Ministers for grave legal violations. Nonetheless, being dismissed as mayor has not inhibited Rroshi from remaining active within the Socialist Party.