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Three persons from the north of the country got the NAC detention center, being suspected of influence peddling. They allegedly promised to solve a case, heard in the court23.03.2021 31 Views
Three persons from Balti were detained for 72 hours by the officers of the General Territorial Directorate North of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors, being suspected of influence peddling. A builder, a businesswoman and an unemployed woman from the north would have acted in complicity, when they promised the two men to escape the prison.
According to the whistleblowers, the suspects allegedly claimed that they had influence on the prosecutors and judges from the courts in Balti and that they could determine them adopt a non-custodial decision within a criminal case, initiated for illegal drug trafficking, in which both men were investigated. For mediation, the suspects allegedly demanded 5000 euros each, in total – 10 000 euros.
Based on the stated facts, the GTD North officers initiated a criminal investigation and documented the conversations, but also the meetings between the whistleblowers and the suspects. The operation ended with the transmission, under the control of the NAC, of 5,000 euros to one of the suspects, and after that the man was handcuffed and escorted to the GTD North headquarters for interrogations. Shortly afterwards, the man's co-workers, the two women, were detained and placed in the detention center for 72 hours.
All three are being investigated for influence peddling and face up to 6 years in prison or a criminal fine. We remind you that any person is presumed to be innocent until a final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.
The North Office of the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office is conducting the criminal investigation.