Today, on 07.07.2021, at 10:00 h, the Appeal Chamber held the public hearing of case (JR) 12/2021, dated 03.03.2021, corresponding to the appeal of the Public Commissioner against decision no. 324, dated 11.12.2020, of the Independent Qualification Commission related to the assessee Sokol Ngresi.

The assessee submitted a preliminary request, through which he stated that according to him, this appeal was filed outside the legal time limit.

Pursuant to Article 450 of the Civil Procedure Code, the trial panel decided that this request would be considered in the final decision on the case.

During the submission of the appeal grounds, the Public Commissioner assessed that the assessee has made an inaccurate and insufficient declaration of assets and there is lack of lawful sources of assets. The Public Commissioner requested the amendment of the IQC decision no. 324, dated 11.12.2020, and the dismissal from office of the assessee Sokol Ngresi.

With regard to certain denunciations, where it is claimed an undisclosed property of the assessee, the Public Commissioner reserved the right to make a statement until the assessee maintains his position and the trial panel states whether it will admit these denunciations as evidence.

The assessee objected the appeal grounds of the Public Commissioner, and with regard to the denunciations he stated that the claimed ownership contract is forged and fabricated.

Following the consultations, the trial panel admitted as evidence the denunciations to the account of the assessee, arguing that they have elements that need to be investigated.

The Public Commissioner requested a further investigation on these denunciations and in response to his request, the trial panel decided:

1. To request descriptive information and accompanying acts to the A. Construction company regarding the contract no. ***, dated 26.02.2014, the payment receipts claimed in the denunciation as signed by the assessee, as well as information on the current legal status of the property described in the contract, its physical condition and its ownership.

2. To request additional explanatory information from the Cadaster State Agency, Vlora Local Directorate.

3. To request information from HIDAACI on the manner and practice followed by this institution for making available the periodic declarations forms to the declaring subjects, for the period 2007 to 2010.

4. To request information to the company *** shkp regarding a notarial contract concluded between this company and the assessee Sokol Ngresi, its annulment and return of the parties to the previous state.

Pending the arrival of these responses to the Appeal Chamber, the trial panel decided to adjourn the hearing until 26.07.2021, at 09:00 h.

The public hearing will take place in the premises of the Appeal Chamber, at: Boulevard “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, no.3. Tirana.