Two organizers of the financial pyramid «Mercury» were placed under house arrest after the court of the Central district of Chishinau has rejected the prosecutor’s motion on extension of pre-trial detention for up to 30 days.

Although the first instance’s decision was appealed by the prosecutors, recently, however, the Court of Appeals of Chisinau has accepted the verdict. Thus, the suspects were placed under house arrest for 30 days.

Men are accused of illegal financial activity and fraud in especially big amount. They didn’t admit guilt and also didn’t returned money to the citizens.

We remember, Crime Moldova recently wrote about the fact that eight people were detained by prosecutors. The suspects are accused of organizing a criminal scheme by the type of «financial pyramid» with the name «The mutually advantageous fund Mercury» in 2015.

Through this scheme they charged money from citizens and legal entities in exchange for the so-called lucrative dividends. As a result these illegal actions have injured 30 people, mainly citizens of North of the country. The damage amounted more than a million lei.

Currently five of the eight suspects are arrested and the criminal prosecution continues in order to identify all participants of this scheme.

The suspects risk imprisonment for 15 years.
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