Courts do not impose maximum penalties on corrupt - CNA says
09:47 | 06.08.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 6 August /MOLDPRES/- Courts continue to impose minimum sentences on people convicted of corruption.
The analytical directorate of the National Anticorruption Center / CNA / conducted a study which shows that the courts have applied minimum sanctions in cases of persons convicted of corruption, this refers to both fines and custodial sentences or regarding the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions.
According to CNA, out of the total number of court rulings adopted on corruption and corruption-related cases, in the period 2018-2020, 987 criminal cases were analyzed, of which 777 cases or 79% ended with convictions of persons , 90 cases or 9% - with the payment of the person, and in 120 cases or 12% - the files were stopped. The analysis of the data of the sentences on the criminal files found the application of the fine in proportion of 73% of all convictions (566 out of 777). Of all the cases of application of criminal fines on corruption and corruption-related cases, in 64 percent of cases its value was below the minimum limit provided by the criminal law, in 26 percent the minimum value was applied, in 9% it was applied the average value, and in 1% the maximum value was applied.
The application of imprisonment and deprivation of the right to carry out a certain activity or to hold certain functions has also been concentrated towards the minimum value provided by the criminal law.