Former Director of Prison St. Nicholas in Lezha, Valentin Miri, arrested for corruption convicts permits, has been received bribes through Western Union service.
Senior prison administration, which fell in handcuffs after investigation by the Internal Audit Service and the Prison Prosecution Task Force, charged for at least four cases of taking bribes to grant the permit release from prison to convicted. Investigations have revealed that the amount given as bribe depended on the duration of the permit requiring the inmate. Everything is uncovered and documented by several months interceptions, but also from other investigative actions.
"The investigations have shown that the prison director bribery apply different amounts for the duration of permits that allow prisoners held in the cells of St. Nicholas" investigation sources said yesterday. According to them, for at least two months, former director of the prison was being investigated by special methods, which have enabled numerous recording of communications relating to the offense. "Former prison director demanded 100 euros per day and 300 euros permit for permission to 5 days", said sources from the investigation of the case. According to them, the whole scandal was uncovered after a tip received from the Internal Audit Service in prisons, which referred the case to the Unit Task Force in Tirana Prosecution, which paved the way for full investigation of the incident. Thus, during the investigation of more than three months, it was documented many facts that were related to the offense committed by former prison officer Shënkollit.
LEAVE WITH LETTER FALSE
In addition to illegally benefit amounts to bribery by director Valentin Miri, allegedly Shënkollit Prison has given such permission abusive. "Under the law, there is a certain frequency for permitting the release from prison, can not be given permission twice a month," said the sources of the investigation. According to them, the warden has instructed persons seeking permission to "kopsitnin" application documents. So it turns out that at least 14 cases of prison has received numerous requests for permission from the prisoners, who had false documents.
"It is false medical reports in which it claimed that a relative of the convicted prisoner was ill and sought permission to go to stay close to his neighbor," sources said investigation. According to them, resulting medical certificates forged by physical examination is performed, but also the interceptions made during the investigation confirmed a fact.
Prison director of St. Nicholas, Valentin Miri under investigation, communicate regularly with the cell with the prisoners being held at the institution. He gave them the necessary data for the time and manner of payment of bribes to succumb to Western Union by the relatives of detainees outside the cells in Albania or in emigration.