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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Albania: Theft with electricity bills
Two years after citizens reported overcharged electricity bills at the
Prosecution, the investigations have finally been sent to court and
asked the arrest of several people.
It is still unknown about the level of these persons who have been charged with theft, due to the secrecy.
due to the large number of interrogated people in this case that has
started since when the Prosecution General was led by Ina Rama, there
might be arrests even in the lowest levels, according to Criminal Court
The task force unit has discovered the mechanism of
oower abuse through falsification, by robbing citizens with the
electricity bills. Sources say that this might have been used against at
least 10.000 citizens, with inspectors falsifying and showing in bills
that the energy was interrupted due to delays, while citizens were
fined, although the fact didn’t exist.
It is still unknown what
the Criminal Court will decide for these arrests. There are several
cases filed by citizens who claim to have been damaged.