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PG: The suspended head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, charged with fabricating a criminal investigation. The prosecutor on the case is requesting 30 days of pre-trial detention


The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS) charged the suspended head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office with four counts and filed a motion for pre-trial detention for 30 days. He is accused of: “excess of power”, “forgery in public acts”, “illegal detention or arrest” and “knowingly prosecuting an innocent person” – actions committed against co-owners of the gas station network “VENTO” is shown in a press release of the General Prosecutor’s Office.

The latter were recently rehabilitated in law, after it was concluded that in 2018 they were persecuted, detained, arrested, deprived of assets and illegally prosecuted.
At the same time, PCCOCS announces the detention of another figure in the case, who in 2018 was an investigating officer in the Directorate No. 5 of INI (currently – Border Police employee), who as soon as he received a summons to the Prosecutor’s Office, was hospitalized in the hospital, based on a certificate issued by the medical service of the Border Police. According to the attending physician, his state of health allows him to participate in legal proceedings, and today he will be heard and recognized as an accused.
Among those who investigated and managed this case is the current Acting Chief of the Anti-Drug Service within the Border Police, who in 2018 was an investigating officer in the No. 5 Directorate of INI and who was indicted a week ago for the same four counts. As for the fourth person in the case – a former prosecutor from the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, he announced he is ill with COVID-19 on the very day he was summoned for questioning.
The criminal investigation is ongoing, and the Prosecutor’s Office will continue to apply all legal means of restoring the rights of persons who have been unjustly prosecuted and tried, with the prosecution of those who manufactured and managed ordered investigations ,
it is mentioned in the press release of the general prosecution office.

We remind you that on Tuesday, January 19, 2020, the suspended head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, Viorel Morari, was summoned by the General Prosecutor’s Office for 14:00, in order to bring new charges in another criminal case, generically called “Vento”. As a result, he was detained by PCCOCS prosecutors for a term of 72 hours, being escorted to the detention facility of the Chisinau Police Department.

  According to Morari’s lawyers, he is accused of “organizing the misleading of judges who issued arrest warrants” in the name of Igor Borş, co-owner of the Vento gas station network.

At the same time, the case prosecutor, Renata Anici, argued the need to apply pre-trial detention for the suspended head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office by evading responsibility and leaving the country through the Transnistrian region.

It’s an aberration. My client is already a defendant in a criminal case, he appears at every court hearing, he gives a summons to every summons. It is not excluded that this detention was organized especially so that Morari could not appear at the next court hearing. We cannot understand what is the interest of the prosecution and of the alleged injured party, Veaceslav Platon, to block the trial “, said Vasile Foltea, one of Viorel Morari’s defenders.

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