The businessman Veaceslav Platon may no longer receive copies of the Kroll Report and Kroll's informative notes on the second bank fraud investigation. The Chisinau District Court, Rîşcani headquarters, rejected on March 15 its request against the NBM's refusal to release the documents in question.
The purpose of this request was "to prove Platon's innocence," who was sentenced to 18 years in prison, lawyers claiming that the Kroll Report had confirmatory data on their client's innocence.
The request was made by one of Platon's lawyers in July 2017, and in August 2017, he received a refusal from the National Bank.
Subsequently, the lawyers have demanded in court the annulment of this refusal and the magistrates have decided to reject the application as being late.
The decision may be appealed at the Court of Appeal.
Please note that the NBM announced, after receiving the second Kroll Report, that the information from it will not be made public, the confidentiality being requested even by the Kroll company.
The document, which contains 150 pages, is attached to the criminal prosecution in the criminal cases concerning the defrauding of the three commercial banks: "Savings Bank", "Social Bank" and "Unibank", and the information can be used only in the professional activity of the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office.
According to the information quoted in Chisinau Court in Platon v. NBM, for the first investigation, KROLL would have been paid by the National Bank with 1,500,000 USD.