Election corruption, SPAK takes Agron Duraj and Kristo Agalli to trial
The Special Prosecution Against Corruption and Organized Crime has sent for trial the request in charge of two defendants, Kristo Agalliu and Agron Duraj, who are accused of corruption in the May 14 elections.
Agalliu is accused of active corruption in the elections and Duraj of passive corruption.
From the investigations, it was found that, "on May 9, 2023, the defendant Kristo Agalliu offered monetary sums to the defendant Agron Duraj to influence the will of the latter, in order to vote for a certain candidate in the Elections for the Bodies of of the Local Government, which took place on May 14, 2023", says the announcement of SPAK.
At the end of the preliminary investigations of criminal proceedings no. 96 of 2023, the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Corruption and Organized Crime submitted to the Special Court of First Instance for Corruption and Organized Crime (on 27.09.2023) the request for trial in charge of the defendants:
1. Kristo Agalliu, accused of the criminal offense of "Active corruption in elections", provided by Article 328 of the Criminal Code.
2. Agron Duraj, accused of the criminal offense of "Passive corruption in elections", provided by article 328/bi of the Criminal Code.
The investigation of this criminal proceeding has resulted that, on May 9, 2023, the defendant Kristo Agalliu offered monetary sums to the defendant Agron Duraj to influence the will of the latter, in order to vote for a certain candidate in the Elections for Local Government Bodies, which took place on May 14, 2023.
The promise of votes
Agron Duro was discovered after a few days before the May 14 local elections, videos were published on social media through which the suspects talk about buying and selling votes.
He promises Kristo Agalli that he has 4 votes and they agree to pay 10,000 lek per vote and 5,000 for fuel for the route that Agron Duro will take with his car, probably towards Kuçova, together with the 4 voters who are claimed that they would be paid.
"100 thousand ALL is a shame. we take it, but it's a shame 100 thousand lek. You have 2 votes, I have 4 votes. Well, I have a car myself, why do I want the car there? He threw me the fuel. It lowers the bargain from the bad. 100 thousand ALL and 50 thousand ALL diesel. The last bargain", says Duro.