A new criminal case has been initiated against the businessman Veaceslav Platon, who is currently serving two convictions. Platon's lawyers claim that he is accused of acquiring another 2 billion lei from the Savings Bank by crediting the companies, listed in the KROLL report, which supposedly belong to Ilan Shor.

Platon's defenders said in a press conference that the new accusation brought against their client is based only on Ilan Shor’s statements and would be groundless.

Lawyers also say that these sums will be removed from another charge and will be incriminated to Platon. However, the businessman does not recognize acquiring of these amounts.

Defenders claim that it is unclear why that sum was not incriminated to their client in the main charge, and why Shor only now recalled that he had given Platon credits of 2 billion lei in 2014.

According to the lawyers, all the companies claiming that they had received the credits, according to the KROLL report, belong to Ilan Shor. Ilan Shor declared that the companies belonged to the former Prime Minister Vlad Filat, but because this could not be proved, they are already assigned to Platon.

Defenders claim that prosecutors are doing everything to save Ilan Shor, to ensure he is acquitted by the Cahul Court of Appeal.

It should be noted that the businessman is held in Penitentiary No. 13 since April 2017, when he was sentenced to 18 years for having received bad loans worth about 800 million lei from the Savings Bank. On December 12, 2017, Platon was sentenced to another 12 years of imprisonment for embezzlement.

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