Almost Half A Million Pounds Withheld On Ex-Prime Minister’s Son Accounts Will Be Transferred to Moldova

Almost Half A Million Pounds Withheld On Ex-Prime Minister’s Son Accounts Will Be Transferred to Moldova
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22 February 2021 | 14:13

The son of former prime minister Vlad Filat was forced by London authorities to hand over almost half a million pounds after he could not prove the origin of the money. The funds will be transferred to Moldova.

The British Ambassador to Moldova, Steven Fisher, informed the Moldovan interim prime minister Aureliu Ciocoi, about the decision of the London authorities to transfer Moldova the amount of 456,000 pounds (around 530,000 euros) withheld on the bank accounts held by Luca Filat, the son of former prime minister Vlad Filat.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova issued a communiqué stating that “according to the UN Convention against Corruption, the funds will be returned to the relevant Moldovan authorities.” According to the Moldovan Minister of External Affairs, it was agreed to discuss between the relevant institutions the exact mechanism through which these funds should be transferred to Moldova.

The son of former prime minister Vlad Filat was forced by London authorities to hand over almost half a million pounds after he could not prove the origin of the money he paid for the rent of a penthouse in London.

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