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Bribery during the pandemic. A policeman was detained for demanding 7 000 leis from a hair dresser for not imposing a fine04.06.2020 1950 Views
An ensign of the Bălți Police Inspectorate was detained by the GTD North officers of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors after he was caught red-handed with the amount of 7 000 leis that he received from an employee of a beauty salon.
According to the materials of the case, the inspector, being a public official, would have claimed and received 7 000 lei for not imposing a fine to the manager of the salon and to the hairdresser for not filling in the register of anti-epidemic measures, as well as not imposing a fine to a client who was not wearing a mask. Thus, to exempt them from paying a fine of 75 000 leis, that is applied in similar cases to the legal persons and 22 500 for the natural persons, the policeman would have claimed 7000 leis.
A criminal prosecution was initiated in this case pursuant art.324 – passive corruption. If he is found guilty, the man risks imprisonment from 5 to 10 years with a fine from 6000 to 8000 conventional units and to deprivation of the right to hold public functions or to exercise certain activity from 7 to 10 years. The suspect was detained for 72 hours.
We remind, that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.
The Office of Anticorruption Prosecutor North, carries out criminal prosecution.