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Former Moldovan president to be prosecuted for falsehood

16:35 | 28.03.2023 Category: Social

Chisinau, 28 March /MOLDPRES/ - The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office (PA) today informed that it had submitted to court a criminal file on a former president of Moldova, his wife and a family physician who by common agreement manufactured, held and used a forged medical certificate, in order to present it in court and at the prosecutor’s office, to get permission to leave abroad.    

According to PA, distorted data was put down in the certificate, according to which the minor child of the former president would need consultations at physicians specialists and, as case may be, to undergo a medical treatment.   

Within the investigations made by prosecutors, the latter established that the former Moldovan president, against whom the preventive measure of ‘’obligation not to leave the country’’ was enforced, in a criminal file considered by the Supreme Court of Justice, presented the forged official document to court and, based on this act, he asked for permission to leave for Romania, under the pretext of making a post-COVID treatment to his minor son.  

The same false document was used by the wife of the former head of state, against whom a similar preventive measure was enforced in a file investigated by prosecutors.   

According to the charge brought by prosecutors, the former Moldovan president, his wife and the family physician are accused of the committing of the offence provided for in the Article 361, paragraph (2), letter b) from the Criminal Code and namely: manufacturing, holding and use by two or more people of a forged document which gives rights. If found guilty, they run the risk of getting a fine worth from 27,500 to 47,500 lei (about 2,500 euros) or non-remunerated labour for the benefit of the community from 180 to 240 hours or up to five years of imprisonment.  


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