The Albanian Special Prosecution against Corruption (SPAK) has submitted to the Parliament of Albania the request for the arrest of the former Minister of Finances Arben Ahemtaj. SPAK has filed three charges against the former minister, which are:
False declaration and concealment of personal wealth – Concealing or false declaration of assets, private interests of elected persons and public servants or of any other person who has the legal obligation to declare, is punishable by a fine or imprisonment of up to 3 years.
Corruption – Seeking or receiving, directly or indirectly, any type of improper benefit or promise of such, for oneself or other persons, or accepting an offer or promise resulting from improper benefit, from a high government official or the local elected official, to perform or not perform an action related to his duty or function, shall be punished with imprisonment from 4 to 12 years.
Money laundering - When this offense is committed during the exercise of a professional activity, in collaboration or more than once, it is punishable by imprisonment from 7 to 15 years. The same offense, when it has brought serious consequences, is punishable by no less than 15 years of imprisonment.