An inspector from the Cahul Territorial Department of Financial Inspection was arrested by the South Territorial Department of the NAC and anticorruption prosecutors. The man is suspected of passive corruption.
He allegedly extorted and received 4000 lei from an economic agent promising that the financial control violations, identified in the invoices, issued by that enterprise to a mayoralty in Cantemir, will not be shown. The irregularities were the result of checks, carried out at the Village Hall of Toceni.
The man was caught red-handed when receiving the money and referred under the control of the NAC. Subsequently, a body search was conducted, and the money was found in the suspect's bag.
The man was recognized as a suspect and detained for a period of 72 hours.
If found guilty, the suspect could face a prison sentence of up to 10 years with a fine of 6.000 to 8.000 conventional units and deprivation of the right to occupy certain public positions or exercise certain activities for a period of 7-10 years.