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Another police officer is being investigated by the NAC for bribery. He allegedly claimed 150 euros from a young man to escape the criminal case06.08.2020 296 Views
A police officer from Center Police Inspectorate was recently brought to the NAC headquarters, being suspected of passive corruption. He was denounced by a young man, who complained that the representative of law had extorted 150 euros from him.
According to preliminary information, the officer would have claimed 150 euros from the whistleblower in order not to document his illegal actions, reported by a bank from the capital. The bank entity addressed the police, stating that a man had tried to use a banknote of 200 euros with evident signs of forgery. In order not to start the proceedings, the police officer allegedly demanded 150 euros.
A criminal investigation was initiated in this case pursuant to art. 324 of the Penal Code – passive corruption. The office of the policeman was searched within the criminal investigation actions, he voluntarily handed over the extorted money. Currently, the suspect is being questioned by the NAC officers and anti-corruption prosecutors.
If he is found guilty, the police officer risks up to 10 years of imprisonment and a criminal fine, as well as deprivation of the right to hold public functions for a certain period.
We remind that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.
The Anti-corruption Prosecutor’s Office is conducting the criminal investigation.