Agron Neza, the Albanian-American citizen who is mentioned in the investigative file of former FBI agent Charles McGonigal, has reacted exclusively to Euronews Albania about the accusations against him.
Neza says that the money that McGonigal is accused of giving has nothing to do with the Albanian government nor with Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Neza also said that the money was given for personal matters and is not related to any business or affair. He calls the accusations of former Prime Minister Berisha that the money was for lobbying the government against him, nothing but slander.
Among other things, in his response to Euronews Albania, Agron Neza writes:
I am clarifying like Sali Berisha that for his political and personal interests, he is ready to slander everyone and everything and go even further if he can, he has dark records in the field of slander. Also, I am explaining to journalists, opinionists, analysts and our beloved Albanians wherever they are, and this will be my last reaction; that I was introduced to the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama sometime in the fall of 2017 through my friend Charles McGonigal, former director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Office for New York, in the building of the Prime Minister’s Office, a meeting that probably lasted less than two minutes.
After this meeting, I met several more times and there were other people in these meetings. I cannot say that the prime minister of Albania is my friend, nor am I his friend, except for an acquaintance. I have never discussed business or money matters with PM Rama, and I can also say the same about his staff with whom I can get to know, as I know and have friends from PD, PR, PSD, PL and others party in Albania.
Regarding the problem that Sali Ram Berisha is talking about, slandering that the money I gave to my friend Charles McGonigal is the money of Prime Minister Edi Rama or his people, this is categorically not true. I am convinced that Prime Minister Rama learned the issue of giving money from the press at the same time as Sali Berisha and everyone else. That ends the matter about the money I gave to Charles McGonigal.