Albania Ex-chief Prosecutor Sentenced For Corruption
The verdict showed that Adriatik Llalla, once one of Albania's most powerful and feared men, gave false information on his illegal assets.
As well as being jailed, he was also banned from holding public office for next five years.
Llalla is the most senior public official sentenced by the Special Court of Corruption and Organised Crime, a new institution established in 2019 as part of Albania's rocky effort to clean-up its graft-riddled judiciary.
Under EU pressure, the Balkan country has ordered some 800 judges and prosecutors to declare their assets in effort to root out corruption.
Around 20 senior judges have stepped down from their posts to avoid the review.
Llalla's conviction comes only a day after US State Department Wednesday banned former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha from travelling to the United States, again because of links to "significant corruption."