2022-07-14 13:30 - 2022-07-14 14:00
Today, on 27.06.2022, at 10:00, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 35/2020, dated 11.09.2020, pertaining to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 255, dated 08.06.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission, related to the assessee Ludovik Dodaj.
The presiding judge informed the parties at trial that following the interim decision of the trial panel of the previous hearing, the Chamber has received and forwarded to the parties the court file of the Durres Judicial District Court, to the purpose of the review of the case.
Once the parties confirmed the acquaintance with the file and after declaring that they had no other procedural requests, the trial panel decided to close the judicial investigation of the case.
During the submission of the final conclusions, the Public Commissioner stated that the assessee, even following the filed evidence, failed to prove the opposite of the appeal on the asset assessment, being found in the conditions of insufficient declaration and lack of legitimate sources to justify the assets.
Referring to ethics and commitment to professional values, the Public Commissioner assessed that the appeal grounds about the asset assessment are sufficient to request the dismissal from office of the assessee, Mr. Ludovik Dodaj. As regards the court file of the Durres Judicial District Court, the Public Commissioner held that following its analysis, it did not appear that the assessee had been part of the prosecution body during the proceedings of the court case, which could put him in a situation of conflict of interest during the exercise of office. The Public Commissioner requested the Chamber the amendment of decision no. 255, dated 08.06.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission and the dismissal from office of the assessee.
The legal representative of the assessee, Mr. Ludovik Dodaj, opposed the Public Commissioner’s appeal grounds related to the asset assessment, stating that the assessee has managed to prove the legitimacy of the sources for the creation of his property. With regard to court file of Durres Judicial District Court, the legal representative stated that the provided documentation proves clearly that there is no circumstance that would place the assessee in terms of conflict of interest, in reference to the proficiency assessment criterion. The assessee requested the Chamber to uphold decision no. 255, dated 08.06.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission and his confirmation in office.
After hearing the final conclusions of the parties, the trial panel withdrew to make the final decision, to be announced on 14.07.2022, at 13:30.
The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no. 3, Tirana.