Two employees of the Forest Guard from Soroca, detained for influence peddling. They tried to help a driver caught drunk driving escape from criminal prosecution
Two men from Balti would have taken more than Euro12,000 bribe27.05.2015 7063 Views
Two men from Balti are investigated for influence peddling by the officers of the General Territorial Department "North" of NAC and anticorruption prosecutors.
They are suspected to would have received bribe exceeding Euro12, 000 from several citizens (between Euro 2,500 and Euro 6,000).
According to the whistleblowers, in August-December 2014, the two would have extorted money under the pretext to be able to influence some employees of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure to issue several types of authorizations (for carriage of passengers, for international transportation of goods through Europe and Russian Federation, CEMT authorizations etc.) and other types of “services” (free transmission in property of a railway bridge).
In criminal prosecution was started on this case under Art. 326 Criminal Code of the Republic of Moldova. The two men were recognized as suspects and detained for a period of 72 hours.
If convicted, they could face a prison sentence of up to 6 years or a fine of up to MDL 80,000.
Criminal prosecution is conducted by the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office.