Die grossen Verbrechen: Staats Sekretï¿½r Vollmer und die Bundesdruckerei.
Wie der Spiegel richtig schreibt, arbeitet Ludgar Vollmer auch mit Kriminellen zusammen, die in den Frauen Handel verwickelt sind. Seine Visa Beschaffungs Aktionen fï¿½r die Ukrainische und Albanische Mafia, beschï¿½ftigt den Bundestag im Moment.
Festnahme des Geschï¿½fts Partner von Ludgar Vollmer in Albanien, u.a. die hï¿½chsten Polizei Direktoren und der Vizw Innenminister Bujar Himci im Oktober 2002. Der Innenminister und Mafia Boss Ilir Gjoni, dankte zuvor ab und floh in die USA, ebenso war der Geschï¿½ftsparnter und Mafia Boss Ilir Meta ab Ende Januar 2002 nicht mehr im Amte, nachdem seine guten Freunde und der Ehefrau, als Drogen Schmuggler und mit Diplomaten Pass natï¿½rlich verhaftet wurden in Italien.
Ludgar Vollmer schweigt zu diesen Festnahmen bis heute!
Hintergrund! Die Bundesdruckerei erhielt durch Bestechung der Vollmer
Firma in Albanien, den Auftrag die neuen Albanischen Pï¿½sse zu
drucken. Im Verfahren wurde nicht nur bestochen, sondern die
Sicherheits Merkmale durch Fï¿½lschung der Bewerbungs Unterlagen fielen
weg. Von den neuen Pï¿½ssen erhielten Politische kriminelle Banden ï¿½ber
800 neue Albanische Pï¿½sse,mit neuen Namen!
Der Amerikanische Botschafter sagt in diesem neuen Interview, das die
Verhaftung vom damaligen Vize Innenminister Bujar Himci (Bundes
Druckerei) und den Governeurs der Zentral Bank ein Schlag gegen das
Organisierte Verbrechen auf einem hohen Level war.
Der Amerikanische Botschafter war bestens ï¿½ber die kriminellen Aktivitï¿½ten der Bundes Druckerei informiert und hat die Verhaftung des Vize-Innenministers veranlasst. Aber in Deutschland ist die Bestechung von Auslï¿½ndischen Regierungen strafbar: Wann erfolgt die Anklage und Verhaftung von Ludgar Vollmer, der verantwortlich ist fï¿½r Bestechung im Ausland und als Kopf der grï¿½ssten Schleuser Organisation, welche jemals in Deutschland arbeitete.
Eine der grï¿½ï¿½ten Schweinereien in die Deutsche verwickelt sind, ist
navy (22. Juli 2003 15:21)
Geschichte mit der Deutschen Bundesdrucker in Albanien.
Wie bewiesen, besorgten sich hier alle Mafiosos und Kosovaren
Verbrecher neue Identitï¿½ten vor allem ï¿½ber den damaligen
Innnenminister Ililr Gjoni, Vize Minister Bujar Himci festgenommen am
4.10.2002, und dem damaligen Ministerprï¿½sidenten Ilir Meta.
Ex-Staatsminister Volmer rï¿½umt Lobbytï¿½tigkeit ein
Erneut wird einem Spitzenpolitiker die Vermischung von Mandat und
Privatgeschï¿½ften vorgeworfen. Der ehemalige Staatsminister im
Auswï¿½rtigen Amt, Ludger Volmer von den Grï¿½nen, hat eingerï¿½umt,
Teilhaber und Mitarbeiter einer Firma zu sein, die Geschï¿½fte fï¿½r
deutsche Unternehmen im Ausland anbahnt.
Volmer: “Tï¿½ren ï¿½ffnen”
Hamburg - Der Bundestagsabgeordnete Volmer bestï¿½tigte, dass er
Teilhaber und Mitarbeiter der Firma “Synthesis” sei. Als solcher habe
er versucht, “Tï¿½ren zu ï¿½ffnen” fï¿½r deutsche Unternehmen im Ausland.
Volmer bestritt, dass es dabei zu einer Vermischung seines
politischen Amtes mit privaten Geschï¿½ftsinteressen gekommen sei. Nach
Informationen des “Stern” jedoch lieï¿½ sich Volmer Auslandsreisen von
Privatfirmen bezahlen. Er habe diese als politische Missionen
“Als Geschï¿½ftsmann kann ich nicht verschweigen, dass ich Abgeordneter
bin", sagte Volmer gegenï¿½ber dem “Stern". Das Unternehmen
Bundesdruckerei GmbH habe ihn “genau deshalb angeheuert". Die
Verhaltensregeln des Bundestages bestimmen hingegen, dass “Hinweise
auf die Mitgliedschaft im Bundestag” in geschï¿½ftlichen
Angelegenheiten “unzulï¿½ssig” sind.
Ein weiterer Teilhaber der Volmer-Firma “Synthesis” ist ausgerechnet
der als dubios geltende Leipziger Geschï¿½ftsmann Roland Poser. Die
Dresdner Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen ihn wegen des Verdachts
auf Beihilfe zur Untreue. Poser ist Mitglied der CDU und der
konservativen Paneuropa-Union und hatte in der Vergangenheit Models
und Hostessen vermittelt.
Was Volmer bis heute ebenfalls verschwieg, ist sein eigener Erfolg und die daraus folgenden Tantiemen der Bundesdruckerei. Schon einige Tage nach der Sï¿½dafrika-Reise, auf der Volmer das Bï¿½ro der Bundesdruckerei in Johannesburg erï¿½ffnete, unterschrieben die Behï¿½rden am Kap nach Informationen von SPIEGEL ONLINE mit der Bundesdruckerei einen lukrativen Vorvertrag fï¿½r die Lieferung von neuen Pï¿½ssen. Auf Nachfrage bestï¿½tigte eine Sprecherin der Druckerei auch, dass Volmer fï¿½r die erfolgreiche Vermittlung ein Beraterhonorar erhalten habe, ï¿½ber dessen Hï¿½he freilich Stillschweigen vereinbart worden sei. Auch der Umfang des Vertrags fï¿½r die neuen Pï¿½sse wurde nicht beziffert.
ï¿½hnlich gelagert war offenbar auch der Trip nach Vietnam. Auch dort will die Bundesdruckerei Auftrï¿½ge fï¿½r neue Pï¿½sse an Land ziehen und auch dort war Volmer in geschï¿½ftlicher Mission. Die in seiner Presseerklï¿½rung genannte Wirtschaftsdelegation bestand unter anderem auch aus dem “Synthesis"-Chef und Parteifreund Burckhard Hoffmann. ï¿½ber die konkreten Erfolge in Vietnam wollte sich die Bundesdruckerei am Mittwoch nicht ï¿½uï¿½ern. Eine Sprecherin bestï¿½tigte nur, dass sie wie in vielen anderen Staaten geschï¿½ftliche Interessen in dem asiatischen Land habe.
Neue Pï¿½sse fï¿½r Sï¿½dafrika
Wie sehr Volmer seine ehemalige Stellung als einer der hochrangigsten Diplomaten Deutschlands oder sein aktuelles Mandat als Volksvertreter bei seiner Vermittler-Tï¿½tigkeit genutzt hat, war am Mittwoch zumindest unklar. Gegenï¿½ber dem “Stern” gab Volmer ganz offen zu, die Bundesdruckerei habe ihn wegen seiner Tï¿½tigkeit in der Politik und seiner Auslandskontakte eingekauft.
siehe Beitrag schon in 2003, inklusive einer Quelle der US
Botschaft, ï¿½ber den Skandal mit der Bundesdruckerei in Albanien: “auf
einem hohen Level” erfolgten die Verhaftungen des Vize-Innenministers
Bujar Himci am 4.10.2002.
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Transparency Internationalï¿½s corruption rank for this country in 2000 is absent and means that international investment is discouraged by excessive corruption.
ALBANIA ARRESTS OFFICIALS FOR CORRUPTION Deputy Minister of Public Order, Bujar Himci, the head of the Police Directorate, Veli Myftari, and the former head of the National Procurement Agency, Arben Prifti were among a number of senior officials arrested in suspect of a involvement in a corruption scandal which was said to relate to an international tender last year for producing new Albanian passport, costing the government an extra $2.8m, said the Prosecutors. It’s said that Prime minister Fatos Nano has promised to be hard of corruption and crime when he took office in August. (BBC News, 05 Oct 2002, summary by Hanh Vu).
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… Deputy Interior Minister Bujar Himci and Public Order Police Chief Veli Myftari
were arrested for their alleged … The passport tender was the biggest …
Prokuroria: Shpï¿½rdoruan 2.2 milionï¿½ dollarï¿½. Himï¿½i: Arrestimi ynï¿½ ï¿½shtï¿½ lojï¿½ e ndï¿½rtuar nga politika dhe s’i dihet fundi
Himï¿½i e Myftari shkojnï¿½ nï¿½ burgun 313
Gjykata vendosi dje arrest burgu pa afat pï¿½r tre tï¿½ pandehurit e tenderit tï¿½ pasaportave
Das AA, war ï¿½ber die Bin Laden Verbindung, Verbindungen zum Organisierten Verbrechen, welche Visas erhalten, sehr oft von Deutschen vor Ort hingewiesen worden schon in 1999. Ebenso Joschka Fischer, das Hashim Thaci direkte Kontake zur Organisierten Kriminalitï¿½t hat schon im Oktober 1998!
Was machen solche Leute in der Politik, welche Strukturen des Organisierten Verbrechens, inklusive Terror Verbindung von Bin Laden aufbauen und unterstï¿½tzen?
Corrupt Tender for Passport Provider
PURGES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
by Ben Andoni
TIRANA, 31.10.2002. (Beta) - The latest breakthrough in the
anti-corruption campaign in Albania was the arrest of two senior
police officials and a former government official, for fixing a
tender for new Albanian passports.
Deputy Interior Minister Bujar Himci, and Public Security Chief Veli
Myftari and former head of the department for public procurement
Arben Orifti were suspected of favoring the German Bundesdruckerei
company, which participated in a tender to chose a printer for new
Albanian passports, costing the state to lose US$2 million.
Himci could not have dreamed what was to happen to him on Oct. 4,
when police came to pick him up. Only a few minutes before his
arrest, he had said goodbye to visiting Italian Interior Minister
Alfred Mantovano at at the Rinas airport in Albania.
At the same time, Veli Myftari and Arben Prifti were arrested at
home. They had been expecting police to visit them, after the affair
was publicly exposed.
The case and evidence of the scam, which had been sitting on state
officials` shelves for over a year, was brought out into the light by
incumbent Interior Minister Luan Rama. He promised that this time the
affair would be thoroughly investigated, “From top to bottom.”
The promise came after several big disappointments in the trumpeted
anti-corruption campaign. Military procurement and electricity import
scams revealed structural difficulties in bringing the senior
officials responsible for them to justice, and also revealed an
inefficient judiciary, which had punished very few people.
In 1990, the average Albanian had know idea what a passport was.
After Albania opened itself to the world, preceded by years of self-
isolation, citizens began leaving from the country en masse, and
passport-counterfeiting became a lucrative business. To prevent this,
the government changed passports forms three times.
A five-year contract with a Canadian company charged with printing
passports expired in December 2000. Only in March 2001, well into a
shortage of blank passports forms did the government order the
department for public procurement to prepare a tender. The process
was dragged out, starting in April, but was postponed by the
commission charged with the tender for a week, as, it explained, the
German contender was not ready. A week later, the commission
postponed the tender indefinitely. The commission`s head was sacked
and replaced by Bujar Himci, the deputy minister, a month later.
Finally, four days after that, the commission declared that the
German Bundesdruckerei company had been chosen for the job, despite
the fact that its offer was much higher than the competition`s, which
included the French EFTSF, British De La Roi and U.S. EuroGet.
The U.S. embassy protested and requested that chief of the anti-
corruption team Ndre Legishi investigate the case. The U.S. embassy
accused the tender commission of fixing the tender in favor of the
German company, by allowing it access to more information than the
others, among other things.
The Interior Ministry, however, dismissed the accusations, inviting
everyone interested to freely inspect the process for themselves and
promising that the new passports would come out by January 2002.
An investigation, however, revealed that the German company`s offer
was a staggering US$1.8 million higher than the other offers.
Prosecutors claimed that the price was inexcusably high, much higher
than the actual expenses for the passports, even by several times.
Veli Myftari, who signed the decision choosing the company, said in
defense that he was not an expert on passports and that he had only
signed what minister Ilir Djoni had ordered him to.
Djoni is currently living in the U.S., where he is enrolled in post-
graduate studies, while one of the key people in the entire process,
former procurement director Edmond Aliaj is at large.
The first check of the tender was conducted at the beginning of 2002.
State inspectors found numerous irregularities in the process and
contracts and informed the then Albanian president, Rexhep Meidani,
parliament speaker Namik Dokle, Prime Minister Ilir Meta, and the
head of the procurement`s office Arben Orifti, now facing trial.
Meta reacted, sacking Orifti and Edmond Alijal. The investigation
produced no results until a new cabinet was chosen. In addition to
Orfiti and Myftari, this was the first time that police arrested an
incumbent official – the deputy interior minister.
Despite U.S. and British protests, Bundesdrukerei, was granted the
contract, but it failed to finish the job within the specified,
six-month deadline, which caused additional trouble. Because of the
lack of blank passports in the meantime, they were only issued in
emergencies, like for medical treatment abroad. Minister Luan Rama
told the public that police in certain places had been reported to be
taking bribes of up to US$700 for passports.
The new government has announced a crackdown on corruption, but the
public has heard all of this before, from the other governments. This
is why the first arrest of a state official and the investigation of
the passport scandal are still interpreted “as a small token of good
will.” Moreover, the case has not reached court yet, and the
judiciary has already proven to be a bottleneck in the
Berlin, 11 October 2002
Bundesdruckerei rejects accusations in connection with Albania order
In the past days, Bundesdruckerei GmbH has repeatedly been the target of accusations in connection with an order regarding the supply of approximately two million passports to Albania. These accusations related mainly to the qualitative as well as financial aspects of the order which Bundesdruckerei received in August of 2001.
Bundesdruckerei points out that the accusations are unfounded. The company has neither deviated from the agreed design nor from the security features specified in the contract, as was confirmed by a commission with experts from the Albanian Ministry of the Interior amongst others already in the spring of 2002. The passports for Albania apparently not only correspond to international and European standards but over-fulfil them.
Bundesdruckerei also denies the imputation according to which Albania has suffered a damage of more than two million US-Dollars. This sum is actually tax money which would be carried by Bundesdruckerei and not by the customer Albania.
Bundesdruckerei would like to mention that no accusations from the Albanian Ministry of the Interior exist. There are also no grounds for accusations. No investigation has been launched against the company in Tirana either.
Albania: Passport Controversy Raising More Corruption Questions
Controversy over a tender to supply new passports to Albania is raising questions about widespread corruption in the
government. Alban Bala of RFE/RL’s Albanian Unit reports from Tirana. Tirana, 5 October 2001 (RFE/RL) – The
controversy surrounding an order for new Albanian passports is being seen in the country as further evidence of the
widespread corruption long believed to plague the bureaucracies of Tirana. A U.S. firm, Euroget, is suing the Albanian
Ministry of Public Order after the ministry last month awarded a contract for printing new passports to the German
company Bundesdruckerei. The winning bid was reportedly $1.8 million in excess of four other offers, including one
made by Euroget. Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Tirana publicly protested the deal. And the British Embassy there
has asked the Albanian government to improve the transparency of its public procurement processes after it says a
British company was disqualified from the same passport bidding without a clear explanation. David Landsman is the
British ambassador in Tirana. He says he has spoken about the transparency issue with Albanian Prime Minister Ilir
Meta, who he says was sympathetic. “I talked to the prime minister too on occasions, and I know that the prime
minister understands very well that one important area for reform and an important objective in the process towards
Europeanization is transparency in public procurement. The point which I made to the press on a number of occasions
before is that the rule of law is itself an important contributing factor towards economic development, as well as
broader democratic development.” The chairman of Albania’s Department for State Control, Mustafa Kercuku, says the
passport scandal reveals the dimension of corruption in the country. “The violation of the tender documentation
procedures is not reflected in the documents, so the corruption is made ‘underground.’ So we cannot state how much
money is being misappropriated through corruption. No institution in the country is capable of finding this out, not even
the Department for State Control. This is why all state institutions should cooperate. We are looking for a broader
cooperation, but so far it has been of a low profile.” Even the ruling Socialist Party recognizes the corruption problem.
Former Albanian Prime Minister Ylli Bufi, a member of the Socialist Party, currently chairs the parliament’s Economy
and Finance Commission. He acknowledges that corruption is the government’s biggest challenge. “No doubt in
Albania’s economic life, dealing with corruption, smuggling [and] fiscal evasion is difficult and challenges the political
majority to minimize these problems. We have no need to deny that these phenomena have important dimensions.
They certainly require the commitment of all Albanian financial structures.” Vili Minarolli, a senior Albanian opposition
official, says the Democratic Party has been denouncing corruption in Albania for years but says the opposition lacks
the means to stop it. “We are deeply concerned with the ongoing phenomenon of corruption that occurs in Albania,
affecting its political status internationally as well as regarding the domestic economic situation, which ranks Albania
among the poorest countries in the world. These moods set by the state deter investors and stymie opportunities for
economic development. We have denounced several cases, but the opposition’s opportunities are narrowing day by
day.” Regarding the passport procurement scandal, Minister of Public Order Ilir Gjoni has so far refused to answer
questions on the matter. No other officials in the ministry appear to be permitted to speak on the record without his
permission. The German company Bundesdruckerei has been linked to similar bidding controversies elsewhere in the
Balkans. In Romania, the company won a contract to print a first batch of 50,000 passports last August. Its bid was
reportedly almost double the next highest. Bundesdruckerei also was barred from Bosnia for not meeting contract
terms, especially regarding the quality of new Bosnian passports. No one answered telephone calls or e-mails at
Bundesdruckerei’s press office today. Passports are one of the most popular items on Albania’s black market. An
Albanian emigrant living abroad can illegally purchase a new Albanian passport for between $500 and $1,000. But a
foreigner trying to assume false Albanian citizenship has to pay between $3,000 and $5,000. Getting a new passport
legally can take several months. Many blank passports were reportedly stolen from police stations during the anarchic
unrest in Albania in 1997. (NCA’s Jolyon Naegele contributed to this report.)
From Radio Free Europe, by Alban Bala, 5 October 2001
Berlin/Tirana 29 January
PRESENTATION OF THE FIRST NEW PASSPORTS IN TIRANA
BUNDESDRUCKEREI TO SUPPLY PASSPORTS TO ALBANIA
Bundesdruckerei International Services GmbH and the Ministry of Public Order presented the first passports to the public today in the Albanian capital city of Tirana. These documents will be issued to Albanian citizens starting early February 2002. The overall volume of this order not only includes personalisation systems that are to be installed in 14 regional registration offices, but also 2 million forgery-proof passports. In a bid for tenders , Bundesdruckerei sales company, Bundesdruckerei International Services, managed to win this order in the summer of 2001.