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A chief was detained by the NAC for a bribe of 40000 lei07.02.2020 1303 Views
A chief-engineer of the SRL Ialoveni-Gaz was arrested by the NAC officers and anticorruption prosecutors, being suspected of taking a bribe. He would have claimed and received, under the NAC control, 40 000 lei from a man to reduce a fine, that he had to pay, for causing a leak of natural gas.
According to the whistleblower, as the result of digging carried out on January, 29, 2020 in the locality Micauti, a gas pipeline was damaged, the case coming to the attention of the Ialoveni-Gaz officials. Although he removed malfunction from his own resources, the whistleblower was invited to the chief-engineer of the enterprise and ordered to pay 116 000 lei for damage caused, without presenting him an official calculation. According to him, the employee of Ialoveni-Gaz would have proposed another solution - to pay in the cashier of the enterprise 33 000 lei for damage caused and 40 000 lei to him, as a thank for reducing the amount of the fine.
A criminal prosecution was initiated on this case for taking a bribe. After transferring the amount of 40 000 lei, the chief-engineer was caught in flagrance and detained for 72 hours. If he is found guilty, he risks a fine from 2350 to 4350 conventional units or imprisonment from 2 to 7 years, in both cases with the deprivation of the right to hold certain functions or to exercise certain activities for a term from 5 to 7 years.
The criminal prosecution activity is carried out by the Office of Anticorruption Prosecutor.
We remind, that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.