Albanian mayor arrested for faking documentation on his past

June 13, 2016 7:40 PM

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TIRANA, Albania – Prosecutors say that the mayor of an Albanian town has been arrested for using forged documentation to hide past criminal convictions.

Elvis Roshi, the mayor of Kavaja, 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of the capital, Tirana, is the first official to be arrested based on a six-month old anti-corruption law that requires the vetting of public officials.

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