The Constitutional Court declared inadmissible the report of lawyers on the unconstitutionality of certain provisions of the law on “conviction in absentia”.
Thus, the case in which Vladimir Plahotniuc is accused of bank fraud can be continued, reports tvrmoldova.md
“This means that the judge can authorize the completion of the criminal case against Plahotniuc. Accordingly, it can be sent to court.
Since there are no more legislative or other obstacles, I expect that the Prosecutor’s Office will take similar steps with respect to all fugitives suspected of committing crimes. So that each of them will be brought to justice and punished for the actions committed,” Minister of Justice Sergiu Litvinenco wrote on social media.
Recall that on July 5, 2022, at the request of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, judges issued an arrest warrant for Vlad Plahotniuc, also involved in the Metalferos case. The measure was requested in absentia.
Vlad Plahotniuc was put on the international wanted list after the Prosecutor’s Office charged him under three articles: “creation and management of a criminal organization”, “fraud” and “money laundering” on a particularly large scale.
The former Democrat leader left Moldova in June 2019 after the PDM party he led ceded power to a coalition formed by the ACUM Bloc and PSRM, which collapsed in November 2019.