The magistrates of the Chişinău District Court, Buiucani headquarters, extended the mandates of preventive arrest and house arrest on behalf of two professors and three intermediaries investigated in the file of the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (ASEM). The decisions were delivered earlier this week.
Asked by CrimeMoldova, the head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office for Information and Communication, Anastasia Mihălceanu, stated that one of the intermediaries received 30 days of arrest in the insulator, and two others received 30 days of house arrest.
According to the same decision, two of the teachers received 30 days of house arrest, and the other would be under judicial control for a period of 30 days.
Other three suspects in the case will be investigated in a state of freedom.
A total 9 people were detained in this case, including 6 AESM teachers and 3 intermediaries. The suspects, arrested in early June, are suspected of organizing a corruption network through which they promoted the examinations in exchange for money. For an exam, the suspects received from a student up to 1 thousand lei, the mark for the production practice cost between 1000 and 1500 lei, and the most expensive was the support of the undergraduate or masters degree - between 400 and 550 euros. Under the agreement, students were evaluated by fictitious teachers, largely without their physical attendance at exams.
In total, more than 2 million lei, in different currencies, were raised by the NAC officers and prosecutors, following the searches carried out in this file.
The prosecutors have initiated several criminal cases for passive and active corruption, and influence peddling, which they have combined in a joint procedure.