Kosovo’s Former Bank Governor Cleared Of Corruption Charges

Monday, December 19, 2011

Police escort former Kosovo Central Bank Governor Hashim Rexhepi (second left) after his arrest in Pristina last year.

The European Union’s mission in Kosovo has said that the former governor of Kosovo’s central bank has been cleared of corruption charges, more than a year after the accusations cost him his job.

The EU’s police and justice mission in Kosovo, EULEX, said a judge had dismissed all five counts against Hashim Rexhepi.

The charges had included abuse of office and fraud.

The Reuters news agency reports that diplomats had voiced concern over the case, suggesting that the arrest may have been politically motivated.

Reuters quoted Rexhepi as saying on December 15 that “finally, justice was served.”

Reuters

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