The police said one more accomplice to the kidnapping of ex-Ukrainian judge Mykola Chaus was arrested on May 9. According to the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Special Cases, this is a man aged 30 who was apprehended when he entered Moldova.
On May 10, the prosecutors charged him with the organization of the activity of the group of persons who kidnapped the Ukrainian citizen. On May 11, the prosecutors will ask that this be remanded in custody.
Under the criminal law, the man faces six to ten years in jail.
Contacted by IPN for details, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Special Cases Emil Gaitur said that one more person was charged in this case. The Ciocana branch of the Chisinau City Court is to pronounce on the prosecutor’s request to remand the second suspect in custody.
A month ago, a commission of inquiry was set up in Parliament to elucidate the circumstances of the alleged kipping of former Ukrainian judge Mykola Chaus. According to the Socialist MPs, who proposed creating such a commission, the ex-judge was reportedly kidnaped in central Chisinau on April 3.
The Ukrainian press reported that Mykola Chaus is accused of taking bribe by the authorities in Ukraine. In 2017, the law enforcement bodies of Ukraine put him on the wanted list. The Supreme Court of Justice of Moldova rejected his application for asylum.