Prosecutors suspect Veaceslav Filip, Moldova's consul general in Istanbul, of issuing acts to citizens of Arab origin that come from the conflict zone. Anticorruption prosecutors detained the diplomat Wednesday night, in front of the plane that took off from the Chisinau Airport.
Asked by CrimeMoldova, the acting Prosecutor General, Eduard Harunjen, announced that Filip is suspected of passive corruption. "We cannot reveal details at the moment, investigations are going on. The consul is presumed to have issued documents for entry and stay in Moldova to Arab people. It is very serious. These crimes had become systemic, "the official told for CrimeMoldova.
Anticorruption prosecutors and SIS officers surveilled Veaceslav Filip over three months and gathered evidence of him taking bribes on the premises of the Consulate in Istanbul.
Prosecutors raided last night Veaceslav Filip’s residence and carried out searches. In addition to passive corruption, Veaceslav Filip could be made accountable for violation of legal rules, related to combating terrorism.