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Controversial Bosnian businessman Damir Fazlic, a fixer with powerful friends in Washington DC and the Balkans, requested $1m ‘investment’ for Albania’s Democratic Party in order to secure a lucrative telecoms contract, allege his former US-based business partners. The allegations have emerged in a cache of documents obtained by BIRN from the US firm Meridian Telecommunications LLC. Among the trove of information is the minutes of a crucial meeting from September 2006. Fazlic, a close associate of the then Albanian prime minister, Sali Berisha, is reported to have told his US partners they needed to make the payments because ‘though the current PM is set for another three years, we really need the right local govt people to win. This helps that cause before the end of the year elections.” Read the story here:

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