Ex-President of Moldova Igor Dodon was suspected of embezzlement of $ 12 million.
Ex-President of Moldova, honorary Chairman of the PSRM Igor Dodon told reporters after questioning at the Prosecutor General’s Office that he was convicted a suspect in involvement in the theft of $ 12 million, reports ria.ru
The Prosecutor General’s Office was waiting for Dodon on December 27 to testify and present suspicions of possible involvement in the theft of state funds through a scheme for the purchase of electricity with the help of Energocom. Later it was decided to postpone the hearing to December 29.
“They showed me part of the case, they said that I was a suspect, not an indictee,” Dodon said.
As a former president and deputy, Dodon does not have immunity and can be detained if prosecutors deem it necessary.
The Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal case due to the fact that in early 2008 the management of Energocom, which is responsible for providing Moldova with electricity, colluded with employees of the Ministry of Economy, the National Energy Regulatory Agency and persons from abroad. The prosecutor’s office believes that together they implemented a scheme that allowed the participants in the case to unreasonably inflate the purchase price of electricity and keep the difference. The preliminary damage to the state from this scheme is almost $ 12 million.
In 2008, Dodon headed the Ministry of Economy of Moldova and was the first deputy Prime Minister of the country.