Prosecutors fight for resumption of criminal prosecution in a case of alleged tax evasion of over 3 million lei committed by a private medical institution
The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS) announces on Monday, November 14, that it has challenged at the Chisinau Court of Appeal the decision of the Chisinau Ciocana Court, which cancelled the resumption of criminal proceedings against one of the largest private diagnostic medical institutions in the country.
According to PCCOCS prosecutors, the institution allegedly failed to pay taxes of over 3.3 million lei to the state between 2016 and 2018. Specifically, the tax evasion allegedly occurred by manipulating the memory of cash register and control equipment installed at the institution.
According to sources of Ziarul de Gardă, Invitro Diagnostics is the medical institution that would not have paid taxes of over 3.3 million lei to the state.
“Now, the court has annulled both the order of the acting chief prosecutor PCCOCS to resume the criminal prosecution and the order of the acting attorney general rejecting the appeal of the institution’s lawyer. Therefore, the efforts to resume the criminal prosecution to be examined at the Chisinau Court of Appeal are aimed at carrying out the necessary set of investigations and prosecution actions in order to prove the facts under investigation and to collect the alleged damage caused to the state”, the Prosecutor’s Office representatives announced.
In the meantime, until a final court ruling is handed down, the institution concerned is entitled to the presumption of innocence, according to the law.