The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) announces that during the day of September 21, it carried out several searches, as a result of which five people were detained. According to the evidence gathered, it was established that the detained persons, during the period 2021-2022, organized a “criminal scheme” by which they illegally embezzled from economic agents, trading in petroleum products, through fraud and embezzlement, causing a damage of about 25 million lei to more than 100 injured parties.
The persons detained are the subject of a criminal case brought in connection with the offences of embezzlement of foreign assets (Article 191(5) of the Criminal Code), fraud (Article 190(5) of the Criminal Code), and money laundering, committed on a particularly large scale (Article 243(3) of the Criminal Code).
“As part of the investigations, the transport units, offices and homes of the persons involved in the criminal scheme were searched. As a result of the searches, mobile phones, diaries, receipts, receipts, tax invoices, road maps and other relevant documents were found and seized, which will be submitted for expert assessment and examination in the criminal case,” the Prosecutor’s Office announced in a statement.
At the same time, according to the prosecutors, on Thursday, September 22, the five persons detained were charged, after which the anti-corruption prosecutors filed in court, applications for preventive measures in the form of arrest and house arrest.
A person accused of committing a criminal offence is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a final court judgment.