The Democratic Party is treating as positive the fact that the Prosecution has pressed charges against their leader, Lulzim Basha, and two other collaborators, for falsification of documents.
For them, this is good news because the two Prosecutors dropped the other, a more serious charge, of money laundering.
The Prosecutors had in their hand’s declarations filed in the USA, showing that the Democratic Party had paid 650.000 USD to lobbyist Nick Muzin, with payments made through an offshore company named “Biniata Trade”, which was owned by Russian citizens whose business activity was registered in Belize.
The lobbyist Nick Muzin has accepted to cooperate with the authorities in the USA, but in exchange he wanted to not be sentenced in Albania. For this reason, the Albanian Prosecutors have decided to drop the money laundering charges.