Marina Tauber to Be Deprived of Parliamentary Immunity Again

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Independent MP Marina Tauber, formerly affiliated with the banned “Șor” party, might again be stripped of her immunity. The parliament received a request from acting Attorney General Ion Munteanu. The prosecutor’s office is investigating a new criminal case in which Tauber is accused of “interfering in justice administration”, legislative body speaker Igor Grosu said. The prosecutor’s office asked to lift the suspect’s parliamentary immunity in order to bring the criminal case to court. The request will be debated in the parliament’s legal committee, then voted on. Marina Tauber said after the appearance of information that her prosecution was political and the prosecutor’s office was subordinate to the current authorities. She called the charges in the case against her “ridiculous”. Two criminal cases were filed against Tauber for knowingly receiving party funding from an organized crime group and falsifying the Șor party financial management report. She is to face two to seven years imprisonment or a fine of 57,500 to 92,500 lei, in both cases with deprivation of the right to hold certain posts or to engage in certain activities for 2 to 5 years. Tauber denies the charges and insists on her innocence. She considers the criminal prosecution to be political. Marina Tauber has already been deprived of parliamentary immunity twice, in July 2022 and in May 2023, in order to bring her other criminal cases to court. Previously, she spent two months under arrest in prison No. 13 in Chisinau. She was then changed her preventive measure and released.