American Council for Kosovo - Organized Crime in Kosovo

U.S. Weather Service Hackers from Kosovo

Published on October 24, 2012, juliagorin.com

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Kosovo group claims hack of US weather service (AFP, Oct. 19) WASHINGTON — The US National Weather Service computer network was hacked this week, with a group from Kosovo claiming credit and posting sensitive data, security experts said Friday. Data released by the Kosovo Hackers Security group includes directory structures, sensitive files of the Web server and other data that could enabl...


Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking - Part III

Published on March 29, 2011, GlobalPost

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Part III: Allegations of sexual slavery reach the highest levels of the Kosovo government.

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The man in the black leather jacket preferred to speak about his past in the security of a car parked in a distant, rural part of Kosovo. “The big guys don’t take a cut in this business — they run it,” said the man, who gave his name as Luan and acknowledged that he previously made his living from trafficking women and girls into Kosovo ...


Kosovo's Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation - Part II

Published on March 28, 2011, GlobalPost

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Part II: Investigating an intelligence service in the shadows.

PRISTINA, Kosovo — It’s known as K-SHIK, an Albanian-language acronym for Kosovo’s National Intelligence Service, and it has always operated in the shadows of Kosovo’s darkest corners. That is, until now. GlobalPost has interviewed a key informant in a criminal investigation into alleged K-SHIK assasinations as well as several victims of alleged K-SHIK intimidation...


Kosovo's Mafia: How the US and allies ignore allegations of organized crime at the highest levels - Part I

Published on March 28, 2011, GlobalPost

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Thaci, friend of world leaders and suspect in crime.

In 1999, the United States and NATO fought a war against “ethnic cleansing” in Kosovo by forces of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On the ground, a guerrilla group of Kosovar Albanians called the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) allied with the United States and NATO in the war against the Yugoslav forces, led by Slobodan Milosevic. International support for the KLA in the nearly th...


Kosovo and the EU's missing millions

Published on May 6, 2009, Telegraph.co.uk

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There's a breaking story just about to go online about the alleged serious fraud and corruption swirling around the millions the European Union pumped into Kosovo just after the war ten years ago.   Internal documents - click here for a blog world exclusive - show that at least GBP62.3 million was pretty severely compromised in two key economic projects, funded by the EU and supervised...


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