Convicted for corruption, GJKKO's Appeal upholds the sentence for the former head of Crimes
The appeal of GJKKO upholds the decision against former officer Leonard Palushi, who misdirected the investigations into the murder of Ramazan.
He will serve 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment, while he will be in a regular security prison.
The body composed of judges Saida Dollani (chairman), Dhimitër Lara (member) and Tereza Merkaj (member), on 27.09.2023, completed the review of the case registered with no. 47 act, date 11.07.2023 registration, on the appeal submitted by the appellant/defendant LP, against decision no. 23, dated 11.04.2023 of the Special Court of First Instance for Corruption and Organized Crime which has decided:
"1. The guilty plea of the defendant LP for committing the criminal offense "Passive corruption of persons exercising public functions", provided by Article 259 of the Criminal Code and based on this provision, his sentence of 3 (three) years and 6 (months) ) imprisonment.
In application of Article 406/1 of the Penal Code, 1/3 is deducted from the above measure of punishment and the defendant LP is finally sentenced to 2 (two) years and 4 (four) months of imprisonment.
The serving of the sentence of the defendant LP will start from the day of his arrest and will be carried out in an IEVP, a regular security prison.
Pursuant to Article 35 of the Criminal Code, the removal of the right for the defendant LP to exercise public functions for a period of 5 years..."
In conclusion, the Special Court of Appeal for Corruption and Organized Crime decided:
Enforcing decision no. 23, dated 11.04.2023 of the First Instance Special Court for Corruption and Organized Crime.