Detention in the south of the country. Four persons, detained by GTD South of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors, in a case of influence peddling.The head of the Council of Europe Office in Moldova expresses its support for the NAC in it`s effort to regain the competence to fight big corruption
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New detentions in "cars with foreign registration numbers" case. A man from Riscani is placed in the NAC isolator for influence peddling14.05.2019 149 Views
A man from Rascani district came in the sight of the officers of the NAC General Territorial Directorate and the anticorruption prosecutors after claiming and receiving 550 euros from a person in exchange for influencing the Customs Service employees and determine them to remove from the database the information on the entry of a car in the Republic of Moldova.
The car belongs to the denouncer, which had been introduced in the country with foreign registration numbers. According to the law, however, the owner of the car have to leave the country after 180 days in the territory of the Republic of Moldova. If this term had been exceeded, the owner would pay a fine in contravention, but also the consideration for the asset. In order to escape the sanction, the suspect promised the denouncer that he could convince Customs Service employees to delete information from the database about the introduction of the car in the Republic of Moldova.
According to the complainant's testimonials, from the sum claimed between 550 euros - 400 euros, it should have reached the customs employees who were to modify the information in the system and 150 euros would have been the reward for the suspect for the intermediation of the deal. On the alleged offenses, the NAC started a criminal prosecution for influence peddling, and today the suspect had been detained.
He will be in custody of the NAC for 72 hours, a criminal case is opened under Article 326 (2) (b) of the Criminal Code. If found guilty, he risks up to 6 years of imprisonment or a fine of up to 10,000 conventional units.
We would like to remind that two months ago, the officers of the National Anticorruption Center and the prosecutors detained several persons within the Customs Service, the Border Police, as well as intermediaries, in criminal cases started on corruption offenses. Those concerned are accused of having set up a criminal scheme by which they were broadcasting from the database the cars with foreign registration numbers for money.
By their actions, the defendants would have prejudiced the state budget, given that the taxes and fines provided by law were not paid by the owners of those cars.