A man from the capital has drawn the attention of the National Anticorruption Center, after being denounced that he allegedly claimed bribe in the amount of 6000 euros from a businessman. According to the whistleblower, the money was requested to influence some officers from Internal Protection and Anticorruption Service (SPIA) of the MIA and to determine them to fasten the documentation of a corruption case.
More exactly, it is about an older corruption case, connected to the problems that appeared at the acceptance of the final works of construction and reparation of a building from 18 Sarmezegetusa Street in Chisinau, when the administrator of the Association of co-owners did not want to sign the protocol of final acceptance of construction works. He allegedly conditioned the economic agent that had executed the works that he would sign the final protocol only after receiving, as recompense, 24 000 euros. This case was documented by the NAC and was transmitted to the court. However, before reaching the NAC, the case was investigated by the SPIA of the MIA, but according to the whistleblower, to get the complaint to SPIA and to initiate some investigations, he was allegedly helped by an intermediary in exchange for 6000 euros. This money would have been, including a reward for the work of SPIA officers and for speeding up investigations.
In the process of accumulating evidence, including some audio recordings, it was found that the economic agent would have transmitted the intermediary the amount of 6000 euros in two tranches, of 3000 euros each. On Wednesday, the NAC officers carried out searches in domiciles, offices and cars of the intermediary, after that he was detained for 72 hours. During the searches, 8000 euros and 60 000 lei were seized, which origin is to be established. If found guilty, the intermediary risks up to 6 years in prison.
Currently, the investigations are being conducted, targeting other persons involved in this case of bribery, and the status of every person is to be identified.
We remind that every person is presumed to be innocent until the final and irrevocable decision of the court is to be pronounced.
The Anticorruption Prosecution is conducting the criminal investigation.