The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office announces an arrest of a lawyer and an investigation officer of the Internal Protection and Anti-corruption Service of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs made the yesterday evening. They both were accused of abuse of power.

The criminal proceedings were started because of a complaint from a person to Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office. There were explained that those two demanded money, claiming that they could influence the prosecutors and the judges to cover up the criminal case accusations of that person’s son.

The two lawmen extorted from the denouncer the amount of 8000 euros to influence the judge to release his son from custody and to determine the prosecutor not to challenge this decision and also qualified the case less severely.

The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office’s officers arrested the lawyer and the policeman. They were detained for 72 hours.

According to the Penal Code they could be sentenced to a fine of not more than 80 thousand lei or jailed up to 6 years.

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