Struga Mayor Merko Charged over Procurement of Audi

Struga Mayor Ramiz Merko has been charged in relation to the procurement of an Audi.

On Friday, Islam Abazi, Head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecution of Organised Crime and Corruption, said the charge was a result of an initiative from the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption.

The maximum prison sentence is five years. Merko, who was blacklisted by the US in June of last year, is facing charges of abuse of official position. He bought the 67,000-euro car in the period when the Municipality faced huge debts. The audit confirmed that too.