An employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was detained by NAC and Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office on suspicion of abuse of power and determining the submission of false statements.

According to the NAC press release, the man, having the status of defendant in a criminal case, would have sent to the injured part an illicit financial remuneration of USD 5.000, and would constrain him by threats to make false statements that would favor him.

As a result of special investigative measures and actions taken by the prosecution, the MIA employee was detained in the hall of Chisinau Riscani District Court, where he was examined on the case.

 The suspect was detained for 72 hours and is in prison of NAC. Preventive measures in this regard will be applied.

 A criminal case was initiated for abuse of power and determining the presentation of false statements.

 If found guilty, the MIA employee can be punished by imprisonment of up to six years or a fine of MDL 40.000, in both cases with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or to practice certain activities for a period up 10 years.

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