Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office referred to court 14 of the 28 cases, initiated against the officers of the National Patrol Inspectorate, detained on charges of passive bribery.
According to the existing documents, patrol agents allegedly extorted and received from drivers amounts between 100 lei and $ 1,000 for refusal to document offenses.
The criminal proceedings were initiated based on the evidence, provided by the drivers, from whom money was extorted, by the representatives of transport companies that incurred losses because of bribery, and findings of the internal security service of the General Inspectorate of Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs, showing that subdivisions of the National Patrol Inspectorate are most of all exposed to corruption.
Of the fourteen police officers accused, two are in custody and two have been obliged not to leave the country prior to the verdicts.
Prosecutors indicted 12 police officers for claiming, acceptance and receipt of money that did not belong to them, in amounts not exceeding 100 conventional units, as the amount of money, received by the police officers as bribes did not exceed 5000 lei.
They risk a fine of 1000 to 2000 conventional units and deprivation of the right to occupy certain public positions, or exercise certain activities for up to 5 years.
The other two police officers were indicted for claiming, acceptance and receipt of money that did not belong to them, committed by two people. For this offense, they risk imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of up to 8,000 conventional units and deprivation of the right to occupy certain public positions, or exercise certain activities for a period of up to 10 years.
Recall that on October 25, 28 patrol agents were detained on suspicion of corruption.