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Politics heat up as Basha's charges are brought to Supreme Court
TIRANA, Dec 8 – Prosecutor general Ina Rama’s office handed over the charges against Foreign Minister Lulzim Basha, charged with abuse of post from when he was serving as transport minister overseeing the contract to build a road segment on the Durres-Kukes-Morini highway.

Basha’s lawyer, Zef Nikaj, declined to sign the documents when he became aware of the charges, first sent to him by post.

Prosecutor Arben Kraja again sent an invitation to Basha to summon him, in an effort to complete the formal procedures.

Basha is being accused of 232 million Euros in damage he has cost the public budget when issuing the contract to the US-Turkish joint corporation, Bechtel-Enka, for the Rreshen-Kalimash road segment.

Basha’s case has since turned into a hot political subject in the country.
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