The legality of Veaceslav Platon’s extradition will be subject to judicial review by the new Ukrainian justice. The Kiev Court of Appeal ordered the Pechersk District Court the legality of Veaceslav Platons extradition to the security forces from Moldova.
The Pechersk District Court dismissed on October 21st, 2016 the requests of Platon's lawyers, who have appealed the legality of his extradition. The defenders argue that the extradition was illegal because their client is a citizen of Ukraine.
Veaceslav Platon was brought to Chisinau in a charter route on the evening of August 29th, 2016. Chisinau authorities say that Platon's transportation expenses would cost 1890 dollars from the state budget. Platon’s lawyers believe that their client's extradition would have involved the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who has several businesses in Moldova and they are in close relationship with Vladimir Plahotniuc.
Veaceslav Platon is accused by the Anticorruption prosecutors of racketeering and money laundering in especially large amounts, by causing a damage to Banca de Economii of over 800 million lei. Plato pleads not guilty and claims that the case was fabricated Plahotniuc’s on order. The case is investigated behind closed doors by the Buiucani Sector Court from Chişinău.