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A young man would have promised to solve some cases for 15 000 lei and 3000 euros, respectively, referring to the names of some prosecutors30.01.2020 183 Views
A young unemployed from Causeni was detained for 72 hours by the National Anticorruption Center and the prosecutors in a file of influence peddling.
He is suspected of trying to convince a woman to pass 15 000 lei to help solve a case in which one of her sons is being investigated. More exactly, the young man would have told the whistleblower that he has acquaintances at the law institutions and that he can ensure the application of a non-custodial sentence for her son. To be more convincing, he named several persons from Causeni Office of Prosecution, referring to a prosecutor "Ghena".
Understanding that she was the victim of a scam, the woman went to the Causeni Office of Prosecution to look for the prosecutor to whom the suspected referred to and denounced the fact of money extortion.
At his turn, the prosecutor informed the National Anticorruption Center about the circumstances of the case. The NAC has started the criminal prosecution on the basis of the article 326 of the penal code - influence peddling, while the suspected was detained while receiving money, transferred under the NAC control.
This is not the first case when the young man promised to solve a case, invoking a prosecutor's name. Two years ago, he asked 3 000 to solve the case in which another person was involved.
The young man was investigated for active corruption, and the suspected claimed 3 000 euro to solve the case, referring to the prosecutors from the Office of Anticorruption Prosecutor. The man gave him the money; however, he was convicted, the suspect disappeared with the money.
Being heard by the NAC officers, he acknowledged his guilt, mentioning that he used the names of some legal people to extort money. In this context, the young man could be criminally investigated for scam as well.
If he is found guilty, the man risks up to 6 years of imprisonment or criminal fine.
We remind, that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.
The criminal prosecution is conducted by the Office of Anticorruption Prosecutor.