Moldova's prosecutor general does not come to parliament meeting
12:06 | 20.08.2021 Category: Political
Chisinau, 20 August /MOLDPRES/ - Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo today did not come to hearings in parliament; yet, he sent an informative note on the progress made in the file on ‘’one-billion-dollar theft.’’ Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu said that ‘’it is the right of the prosecutor general not to come’’ and suggested that the juridical commission considers the document of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PG) and afterwards come up with a report.
Stoianoglo on 19 August informed about the fact that he would not come to parliament at a news briefing. The prosecutor general noted that the institution he leads had appealed to more international institutions, which are to give their opinion on the amendments proposed to the law on the Prosecutor’s Office. He criticized the draft due to be discussed in parliament today, as well as the relations of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PG) with the presidential institution.
Subsequently, President Maia Sandu said that Alexandr Stoianoglo, through his statements, ‘’makes joint front with the criminals, becoming instrument and accomplice, at the same time, and betrays his fear of the new governance’s actions of clearing the system.’’
”The statements made by Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo are false and irresponsible. The participants in a meeting of the Supreme Security Council (CSS) from 10 August discussed about the fact that the members of two crime rings, involved in big corruption cases, freely leave the country and the Prosecutor General’s Office does nothing to stop them and bring them back to Moldova, in order to be called to account. We did not discuss files against the opposition, just as the Prosecutor General misinforms. Before making statements, Stoianoglo should have consulted the official report of that meeting, to which he did not through right to come,’’ Maia Sandu said.
The head of state noted that she had always demanded that the Prosecutor General enforces the law and investigate, first of all, the big corruption cases, including at the CSS meeting from 10 August. ‘’Each time, Aleksandr Stoianoglo came up with justifications for the lack of results. By his statements, the current Prosecutor General makes joint front with the criminals, becoming an instrument and accomplice, at the same time, and betrays his fear of the new governance’s actions of clearing the system. Neither Stoianoglo, nor the corrupt people whom he tries to protect will not be able to cease the most important reform the country needs – the clearing of the judicial system and of the prosecution one from the influence of the corrupt groups,’’ Maia Sandu said.
The MPs took a break, for the members of the juridical commission to prepare a report and draft decision on the informative note presented by the Prosecutor General’s Office on the developments of the ‘’one-billion-dollar theft’’ file. The hearing of this subject was backed by all parliamentary factions.