The director and the jurist of the limited liability company “Caleon” request incumbent prosecutor general to become involved in the examination of the sale of a filling station that belonged to the company as this took place with serious violations of the legislation. Representatives of SRL “Caleon” said their access to justice has been hampered during 20 years. They tried to obtain justice by a civil lawsuit and by a criminal court case that was yet dropped.
In a news conference at IPN, the company’s jurist Ilie Pitel said the filling station was sold by the former administration in 2000 even if the company’s assets and two bank accounts were sequestrated by a court decision and even if not all the founders consented to the sale. After a long way through courts, the case reached the Supreme Court of Justice, which sent it back to the first court for reexamination and the latter ruled in their favor. The opponents challenged the given decision and the Appeals Court quashed it. The appeal filed to the Supreme Court of Justice was rejected. In parallel, a complaint was filed to the National Anticorruption Center and this ordered an investigation. The case was taken over by the Prosecutor General’s Office and was eventually dropped.
Ilie Pitel noted they realized that the political factor and even senior state officials were involved in this case. The then administration of the PGO was interested in preventing this case from reaching the court. Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo should become involved as numerous illegalities were committed in this case. “We ask that the case be retried and all the proofs be examined,” stated the jurist.
Director of SRL “Caleon” Leonid Calin said they filed tens of petitions to all the state institutions in the period, but all in vain. They have many questions to the actions taken by the judges and prosecutors in this case. “There was no trial, Mister Stoianoglo. The prosecutor decided as he considered right. But he can be blind and cannot see the evidence,” said Leonid Calin, addressing the prosecutor general. According to him, the prosecutors acted and dropped the case by order.
The news conference entitled “Hampering of access to justice during 20 years” forms part of the series of conferences held in the framework of IPN’s project “Injustice Revealed through Multimedia”. IPN Agency does not undertake to decide if the organizers of news conferences are right in the cases about which they will speak as this is the exclusive prerogative of justice, but the exaggeratedly long examination period of these cases, which is much longer than the law allows, can be considered an act of evident unfairness and injustice. IPN News Agency does not bear responsibility for the statements made public by the organizers of news conferences.