In an interview with VIP Magazine 2015, Gacikevini told how he began his career: "When I graduated from the Academy, I was to choose between going into sports in a country that has no money for sports, or start working in economics. Then, the fate decided for me. My scientific adviser, who worked at BEM, offered me, a novice, to come to the bank and take the lowest position of a simple economist. It was early 1995 and within a year, I advanced to the position of Head of Securities and Deputy Head of Treasury Department. In November 1996, I followed the team led by Ana Gheorghiu and left for Investprivatbank. At that time, in a smaller bank you could pass through several positions in a short period. I was employed as a deputy head of the Market Operations Department. In those eight years, the bank experienced leaps and falls; there was a time when it risked a merger, and there were about 20 people who decided to go all the way, in such moments of psychological tension you see what you can do and what you are worth of. Continuing the struggle for existence, we found investors, the bank began to recover and, when I left the bank, it has a stable position in the group of banks of the same size. I left Investprivatbank, being already a member of the Board of Directors and Head of Market Operations.
Being asked how he came to BEM, Gacikevici said, "The Government invited me. We had some discussions ... "
Grigore Gacikevici was suspected of large-scale swindling. On 1 February 2013, he was detained at the Chisinau International Airport.
Gacikevici allegedly favored acquiring by deception a bank loan, amounting to over 2 million by two undertakings. Prosecutors were talking of money, granted in 2011.
Later in 2013, the former president of BEM, was officially charged, being accused of granting loans fraudulently. He was involved in the criminal case, opened by the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office in October 2012, when it was found that 400 million lei disappeared from the accounts of the BEM. The money was provided as loans to companies that either went bankrupt, or were unable to return debts.
On 5 November 2015, the Buiucani District Court was to pronounce the sentence on Gacikevici’s case. However, the magistrates decided to resume the judicial inquiry on the grounds that the court would need more information to make a decision.
Grigore Gacikevici has repeatedly been detained and released by the NAC. Currently, the former head of BEM is under preventive arrest.
So far, prosecutors have indicted about 20 criminal cases, aimed at getting bad loans in the BEM, Social Bank and Unibank and 44 others are still under examination.