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The RRM Corruption Scheme: 15 persons are targeted in illicit money collection for camouflaging the deviations from the transport of passengers and luggage21.01.2020 101 Views
The head of the Travel Service Directorate and an instructor of the Wagon Attendants Reserve within the "Railroad of Moldova" were escorted to the NAC, today, as the result of the searches, carried out by the anticorruption officers and prosecutors. The action took place within the 34 criminal cases, initiated for corruption acts, in which different employees of the company are suspected.
According to the materials accumulated by the NAC, the decision makers of „Railroad of Moldova" would have set up a scheme through which they have collected money from the wagon attendants to camouflage irregularities connected to the illicit transportation of the passengers and luggage, but also to facilitate the promotion of some employees. Thus, there were identified some cases when the heads of the train collected from the wagon attendants the sums that varied from 300 to 1500 dollars per train route not to include in the verification documents the found deviations.
Also, a corruption case was documented in the promotion of an employee of the Travel Service Directorate. Specifically, the head of the directorate would have claimed from the subordinate 30 000 euro to influence the person with the right of decision within the company and to advance her as the head of the train on the Chişinău - Bucureşti route.
In the same file, it was found that during Octomber - November 2019, six wagon attendants would have sent an instructor of Wagon Attendants Reserve a sum of money so that he, in his turn, would determine the members of the Commission for the Evaluation of Documents to overlook the irregularities detected in the activity of the wagon attendants.
Today, the NAC officers and prosecutors carried out the searches at the homes and offices of 15 RRM employees, they are to be escorted to the NAC headquarters for hearings, while the head of the direction was detained for 72 hours. All 15 are suspected of passive corruption and risk up to 10 years of imprisonment, if they are found guilty.
Criminal prosecution is carried out by the Office of the Anticorruption Prosecutor.
We remind, that every person is presumed to be inocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.