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A crook with a history of criminal activity, detained by the NAC in a case of influence peddling. He allegedly claimed 22 000 lei from a victim11.03.2021 161 Views
The NAC and anticorruption prosecutors detained a young man, with several criminal records, in a case for influence peddling. This time, the man allegedly claimed and received 22 000 lei from a woman under the pretext that he could help solve a case in the Court of Appeal.
According to the whistleblower, everything happened in late 2020, when the suspect offered his help to receive a favorable decision in a case in which the woman was a victim. In that case, due to the fact that the perpetrator was not criminally convicted by the Court of the first instance, but only administratively, the woman could not recover damages. Thus, the suspect would have told the woman that he has relatives among judges, that were to judge the case at the Court of Appeal and that he could convince them, in exchange for 600 euros, to sentence to jail the perpetrator and she could receive the damages.
As the Court of Appeal took the decision in favor of the victim partially and, respectively, offered her the opportunity to collect a part of the damage, the woman again turned to the suspect. In his turn, the suspect allegedly said that the case was to be heard at the Supreme Court of Justice, and for a final favorable decision he would need another 500 euros - money, which he received in two installments. Subsequently, the suspect would have asked for another 200 euros, as a reward for his intermediation services, which he would have received in goods. In total, the amount claimed and received was estimated at 22,000 lei and in goods of approximately 1,000 lei.
Based on the whistleblowing of the woman, the NAC and prosecutors initiated a criminal investigation against the young man, in which they gathered evidence to prove the criminal act. Yesterday afternoon, the man was detained and placed in the NAC detention center for 72 hours. He faces up to 6 years in prison. He is currently being investigated for influence peddling, and prosecutors are to press charges against him.
A criminal investigation is initiated in this case. We remind that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is pronounced.
The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office is conducting the criminal investigation.