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Friday, July 25, 2014
More money might have been stolen from Central Bank 25/07/2014
Although the Bank of Albania employee, Ardian Bitraj, declared that he
had lost all the money in gambling shops, the Prosecution suspects that
he has not been sincere and that there might be other collaborators in
the biggest theft at the Bank of Albania, where the defendant declared
to have taken 600 million ALL.
Since the investigation is
considered a state secret now, there is no official version by the
Prosecution for this process. A confidential source declared that the
circle of suspects has been widened, and those are employees at the Bank
of Albania in Linze, whose duty was to make the inventory.
Prosecution has listed the names of the people who will be questioned,
and there is an order for seizing the footage of the security cameras.
Police will also seize the camera footage from surrounding businesses,
and their owners will be questioned, since the 45-year-old said he had
lost all the money in gambling shops close to his house.
Bitraj claims that he has withdrawn the 600 million ALL in the past four years, with the knowledge of his colleague, Bruzaj.
said he replaced the money will books, to balance the weight, and left
the building after hiding the money in his clothes. Some days, he said,
he left the building with 10 million hidden in his clothes.