National Basketball Federation president, Octavian Vucol accused by Anticorruption prosecutors of extremely large scam, remains under house arrest. The decision belongs to the Court of Appeal.
Octavian Vucol is accused in collusion with two other people of dispossing a citizen of Slovakia of the amount of EUR 210 thousand. According to prosecutors, the three persuaded the victim, administrator of a company in Slovakia to invest EUR 340 thousand in the construction of a sports complex in the capital. It was later shown that the Basketball Federation held no title of property, building permit and other documents on the land.
Octavian Vucol was detained on 16 May 2016 and the Buiucani Court issued an arrest warrant in his name for 30 days. While he was detained in the NAC investigation prison, Vucol denounced an officer of Anticorruption that he allegedly extorted from him a hundred thousand euros to cover up the case. At June 14, 2016 Buiucani Court changed the extent of repression of Moldova Basketball Federation president under house arrest.
On 18 July 2016, the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office sent the criminal case to court on behalf of Octavian Vucol.