President Maia Sandu said the disinterest shown by the Prosecutor General’s Office in the abuses committed by businessman Veaceslav Platon is suspicious. Sandu is dissatisfied with the institution’s activity and suggests that the acquittal of Veaceslav Platon in the bank fraud case is the result of the pressure exerted on judges, IPN reports.
“There are many other criminal cases started against this man. I was surprised to see that the judgment was passed the day it was two years since Plahotniuc left and it is a note of symbolism here. We know that pressure is exerted on judges and they try to buy judges. There are prosecutors who work for Platon and I say this with full responsibility and the danger that some of the judges will sell their decisions continues to exist” Maia Sandu stated in the talk show “In Depth” on ProTV Chisinau channel.
President Sandu described the lack of attitude on the part of the Prosecutor General’s Office in relation to the activity of businessman Veaceslav Platon as suspicious too. She said she had a number of discussions with the prosecutor general, during which she insisted on making progress in the resonant cases.
“About the inefficiency of the activity of the Prosecutor’s Office, I will continue to speak. We continue to hear from the prosecutor general that they continue to work on particular cases and they will reach court. We understand that they are difficult cases, but we must see an end result. The Prosecutor’s Office’s lack of interest in the abuses committed now by the group of Platon generates serious questions,” stated Maia Sandu.
President Sandu noted that that the presidential institution continues to insist on the investigation of the illegal financing of political parties and election campaigns. The transparency in party funding should be the priority of the Central Election Commission, the Service for Combating Money Laundering and the Tax Inspectorate.