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Moldovan National Anticorruption Centre detains five people, of whom two employees of bank

14:30 | 07.10.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, 7 October /MOLDPRES/ - The National Anticorruption Centre (CNA) and anticorruption prosecutors have detained five people, of whom two employees of a commercial bank and three authorized managers.  

According to CNA, those five persons are prosecuted in more files on money laundering, swindle, abuse of service and forgery. They are suspected of having illegally sold dozens of assets pledged or mortgaged at the bank, thus causing damages of millions to clients.   

Law-enforcers found out that, starting from 2017, a group of authorized managers, jointly with two employees of a financial institution would have organized a criminal plan, through which they dispossessed the former debtors of a bank of movable assets and real estate pledged or mortgaged. Although the bank sold all debts to foreign companies and had no right on the assets pledged, the suspects, through fraud, continued to use the assets and even sell them.  

Within the criminal prosecution, law-enforcers found out that, in one case alone, the group would have managed to cause damage worth over 10 million lei (500,000 euros), as a result of the underestimation of a house. Inquirers say that the number of assets illegally sold and the damages inflicted to the aggrieved parties might increase to tens of millions of euros.   

Thus, for 7 October, 10 searches were authorized at homes, jobs offices and vehicles used by the suspects, as well as criminal prosecution actions in some offices of the concerned bank.   

 

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