Naser Kelmendi Admits Illegal Construction

Published: 08 May 2012


Alleged Kosovar mafia boss Naser Kelmendi admitted illegal construction of a hotel in Montenegro, the Montenegrin Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime Djurdjina Nina Ivanovic said in a press release on Monday. 

The Montenegrin prosecutors gathered evidence showing that Kelmendi began building the hotel “Casa Grande” in Ulcinj in 2009 without a building permit. Further, he continued building the hotel even after the municipal government ordered him to stop the construction. Despite the government orders, the hotel was finished and opened in early 2010.

After Kelmendi admitted guilt, the State Prosecutor’s Office in Ulcinj ruled that he should pay €10,000 (US$12,987) in restitution. Of the €10,000, €5,000 (US$6,493) will go to a kindergarten in Ulcinj, and another €5,000 to an elementary school.

Kelmendi paid the money on Monday, Ivanovic said.