Octavian Iachimovschi, an anti-corruption prosecutor, said no leu had been returned after the bank fraud in 2014.
“For today, 59% of the money withdrawn from the system is seized. As a rule, the return rate in such thefts does not exceed 20 per cent. Most of the arrests are made abroad. I refer to real estate. There are other amounts awaiting seizure. Our investigations will continue and we will try to compensate every penny,” bani.md quoted Iachimovschi.
In 2014, Moldova was hit by the biggest robbery in its history. USD 1 billion was stolen from Banca de Economii, Unibank and Banca Socială and not a single leu has been returned so far. Ilan Șor, one of the defendants in the Kroll report, was convicted by the Appeals Chamber. Vlad Plahotniuc, who also appeared in the Kroll report as a beneficiary of the billion theft, left the country in June 2019.