Detentions and Investigations by the National Anticorruption Center and the National Integrity Authority

Detentions and Investigations by the  National Anticorruption Center and the National Integrity Authority
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20 September 2021 | 14:40

Commander of the Edinet Territorial Military Center, placed in custody for passive corruption after asking for an 800 euros bribe

The commander of the Edineț Military Center of the Ministry of Defense, Oleg Bobrov, is investigated by the National Anticorruption Center after, according to the institution, he asked for and received 800 euros from a young man in exchange for releasing him from the army. The colonel was detained by the National Anticorruption Center when he received the money. According to the National Anticorruption Center, Colonel Oleg Bobrov allegedly promised to issue the recruitment document without the 18-year-old being incorporated and performing his military service in the Armed Forces. Bobrov would have conditioned the money to be sent to him in several installments, the first being 200 euros, together with the package of necessary documents. The officers detained the official at the moment of receiving the second tranche of the extorted amount, namely 600 euros.

According to military rigors, he was placed in the custody of the National Army Military Command. Oleg Bobrovrisks a prison sentence of up to 7 years with a fine of 4,000 to 6,000 euros and deprivation of the right to hold certain public office or to carries out a certain activity for a period of 5 to 10 years.

The president of the Ungheni district was found with a double state of incompatibility. He could be removed from office

The National Integrity Authority issued a statement regarding the president of Ungheni district, Ghenadi Mitriuc. The control procedure took place on the legal regime of incompatibilities, which was initiated at the beginning of 2021, based on a self-notification note. Thus, Ghenadi Mitriuc was found with a double state of incompatibility in the exercise of the mandate of the district president. He simultaneously held two other positions – that of the president of a district public sports association and administrator of an individual enterprise.

The president of the Ungheni district considers that he did not violate the legislation in force, because for these positions he did not receive a salary, performing a voluntary activity within the association. And, regarding the private company, Mitriuc explained that the company does not operate and did not register revenues and expenses.

If the act of the National Integrity Authority remains final, the institution will request the dismissal of the district president, with the application of the interdiction to exercise the function of the president, but also another position of public dignity for three years.

The prosecutors have completed the criminal investigation and are sending to court the case in which the former director of Penitentiary no. 18 is criminally investigated for fraud and crime

Prosecutors have completed the criminal investigation and will send to court the case in which the former director of Penitentiary no. 18, Viorel Perciun, is accused of fraud and crime. The information was confirmed for Ziarul de Gardă by Oleg Afanasii, the head of the Chișinău Prosecutor’s Office, who mentioned 7 other people are investigated in the same case. Between May and February 2021, by fraud, the eight individuals allegedly embezzled over 50,000 euros from the bank cards of 30 people. Two people, including the former director of Penitentiary no. 18, Viorel Perciun, are placed under house arrest, one person is in pre-trial detention, another continues to serve his sentence in prison, and the other four were provisionally released under judicial control.

Viorel Perciun was placed under house arrest on May 18, shortly after he was reinstated as director of Penitentiary no. 15 – Cricova. At the beginning of May, Viorel Perciun was provisionally released under judicial control. The court’s decision was challenged by prosecutors, who requested that Viorel Perciun continue to remain under house arrest. According to some ZdG sources, shortly after Perciun was provisionally released, he was reinstated in the position of director of Penitentiary no. 15 – Cricova. ZdG sources said that after Viorel Perciun was charged with committing a series of scams by embezzling citizens’ financial means, the leadership of the National Administration of Penitentiaries decided to deprive Perciun of the right to have access to some classified information.

Earlier, ZdG wrote about the “bank security” that leaves you without money on the card and revealed information about the scheme regarding the appropriation of the banking financial means of Moldovan citizens.

On February 12, 2021, the Chișinău Police announced that it would have uncovered, together with the Chișinău Prosecutor’s Office, a criminal group of 12 members. According to law enforcement, the members of the group were between 20 and 45 years old and came from different parts of the country. At the same time, two of the suspects, alleged organizers, are serving their sentences in places of detention. In addition to the two detainees, the director of Penitentiary no. 18 Brănești, Viorel Perciun, who previously held the interim position of Deputy Director of the National Administration of Penitentiaries, was involved.

ANI claims that it will ask in court the confiscation of the unjustified fortune in the amount of over 940 thousand lei of the former State Protection and Guard Service director Anatolie Golea

The National Integrity Authority issued a statement on Wednesday, September 15, regarding the former interim director of the State Protection and Guard Service Anatolie Golea. According to the institution, there are over 50,000 euros of undeclared money thus violating the legal regime of declaring wealth and personal interests. The National Integrity Authority notified the General Prosecutor’s Office on the aspect of illicit enrichment and will submit to the court the request regarding the confiscation of the unjustified wealth. The control procedure was initiated based on a notification. The wealth control took place for the period January 2012-2019, being extended to the names of their wives and children.

For the period 2012-2016, the integrity inspector identified the obvious difference of 12,000 euros, which was generated from the deposits of financial means on the accounts of companies managed by the family. Since that amount was generated for the period of the previous law, its confiscation is impossible. The substantial difference of over 50,000 euros was generated, likewise, from the financial deposits at the companies managed by his family, which followed after 2016. The former director of State Protection and Guard Service, Anatolie Golea, stated that the money came from his mother that donates 2,500 euros to each family member on every holiday.

Anatolie Golea has the right to challenge the act in the administrative contentious court, and if the act remains final, Golea risks being deprived of the right to hold another public office or public dignity for 3 years.

The National Integrity Authority asked the Superior Council of Magistracy to sanction four judges after they refused to initiate a criminal case on the issue of illicit enrichment

The National Integrity Authority announces that it has notified the Superior Council of Magistracy about some violations of the law admitted by four judges: a judge from the Chișinău Court, Ciocana headquarters, and three other magistrates from the Chișinău Court of Appeal.

Judges rejected the National Integrity Authority’s appeal against the orders of two prosecutors, who refused to initiate a criminal case on the issue of illicit enrichment on behalf of Alexandru Ciobanaș, former deputy head of the Criminal Investigation Section within the Chișinău Police Inspectorate.

In August 2020, the National Integrity Authority found an unjustified fortune in the amount of 125,000 euros belonging to Ciobanaș. The integrity inspector notified the Prosecutor’s Office of the fact of illicit enrichment, and National Integrity Authority filed a civil action in order to confiscate the unjustified property. Subsequently, the prosecutors refused, by issuing ordinances, to initiate a criminal case on the issue of illicit enrichment. However, National Integrity Authority challenged in court the decisions of the two prosecutors.

On July 16, 2021, the Chișinău Court, Ciocana headquarters, rejected National Integrity Authority’s complaint against the refusal orders. Subsequently, on August 13, 2021, the Criminal College of the Chișinău Court of Appeal rejected National Integrity Authority’s appeal and upheld the decision of the Chișinău Court, Ciocana headquarters.

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