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US bars second Albanian lawmaker over alleged corruption

Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 | 1:59 p.m.

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The U.S. State Department has barred a second Albanian lawmaker and his family from the United States due to alleged involvement in significant corruption.

In a statement published Monday, the State Department said Tom Doshi, a lawmaker with Albania's Social Democratic Party, was prohibited from entering the U.S. along with his wife and children.

Former Albanian Prosecutor General Adriatik Llalla and his family were barred from the U.S. in February.

Albania is working to overhaul its judicial system and to root out graft as part of its bid join the European Union. EU and U.S. experts are advising the country on reforms.