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Two border officers and two drivers on the Moldova-Italy route, criminally investigated for the fraud with the COVID certificate and false employment contracts23.07.2020 257 Views
Two employees of the General Inspectorate of Border Police and two drivers on Moldova-Italy route drew the attention of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors, after information about probable forgery of some medical certificates and some employment contracts for the passengers of the international routes were confirmed. According to preliminary data, during the health emergency state, the minibus drivers who went abroad allegedly agreed with the employees of the GIBP to facilitate the illegal crossing of the state border for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, providing them with false medical certificates with negative result for Covid-19, as well as false employment contracts, in exchange for a bribe.
The documentation of the scheme led to the establishment of complicity between two drivers and two officers of GIBP who are suspected of demanding from people who wanted to leave abroad different amounts of money to issue necessary documents – both for leaving and for entering the Republic of Moldova. Thus, for the negative Covid-19 certificate and the employment contract they claimed from 50 to 90 euros, not to placed in the mandatory self-isolation for 14 days at the entrance – 100 euros more.
The officers of the General Territorial Directorate South of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors carried out searches, in the afternoon of July,22, at the border crossing points Giurgiulești-Galați și Leușeni-Albița, as the result were detained the GIBP employees and two drivers on Moldova-Italia route.
The actions resulted in several criminal cases initiated on the fact of influence peddling and passive corruption.
Three out of four suspects were placed in the detention center for 72 hours and risk imprisonment for up to 10 years, and the border officer is being investigated at large. The documentation of the entire scheme was supported by the officers from the Unit Inspection Directorate of the GIBP that together with the NAC, is continuing the investigation of this case to establish the circle of accomplices.
The prosecutors from the south office of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office are conducting criminal prosecution.