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File on fictitious employments at Moldova's General Police Inspectorate sent to court

13:30 | 24.09.2021 Category: Social

Chisinau, 24 September /MOLDPRES/ - The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Causes (PCCOCS) today informed that it had finished and sent to court for consideration a criminal file on charging the former head of the General Police Inspectorate (IGP), the suspended head of the Balti Police Inspectorate and the head of the Fighting and Entertainment Association (FEA).      

According to data by PCCOCS, in June 2017, the then IGP head and the head of the Directorate No 5 of the National Investigations Inspectorate (INI) employed the head of the FEA association in the section No 1 K of the Directorate No 5 of INI, which was a special unit of the Interior Ministry (MAI), without the later having special education for this.   

The two police heads adopted a secret order, thereby approving a regulation on the organization and work of the Section No 1 K of INI’s Directorate No 5, giving this subdivision powers improper for the police activity (checking journalists and employees of the diplomatic missions, as well as approval of candidates for the judge office). Through this act, the criteria of employment of staff in the section was significantly reduced, so that it allowed employing unqualified people in this structure, including the head of the FEA association, who was incompatible with this position held in the public sector, as he was a wage earner in the private sector.  

In this way, on the period July 2017 – September 2019, the head of the FEA association, without actually exercising any activity at INI’s Directorate No 5, collected undue sums of money, thus embezzling the public budget with 170,294.75 lei.  

Also, the two IGP heads, just two months after employment, gave him a special rank – chief inspector and in February 2019 – the one of commissioner. Also the two heads initiated and organized the processing of the acts codified with another identify for the head of the FEA association.

The defendants are charged with five counts, expressed through ‘’abuse office,’’ ‘’embezzlement of state’s wealth,’’ ‘’illegal crossing of the state border,’’ ‘’divulging of the state secret,’’ ‘’forgery of public documents.’’ For these counts, the criminal law provides for punishment from 2 to 12 years of imprisonment, with the deprivation of the right to hold certain offices.  

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