Prosecutors announced they have seized and examined CCTV footage from Chisinau International Airport as part of an investigation opened against MP Ilan Shor, on trial in the $1B bank fraud case, who appears to have sneaked out of the country in breach of bail conditions.
The businessman-turned-politician is believed to have left the country some time between June 14 and 17, bypassing border checks and customs formalities.
Also today, prosecutors heard officers responsible for policing the points of access at the Chisinau Airport, which is operated by a company affiliated to Shor.
Due to the sensitivity of the investigation, prosecutors refused to reveal whether or not the seized footage showed Shor leaving through the Chisinau Airport.
Illegal crossing of the Moldovan border is a criminal offense punishable by a fine of up to $2.215, or up to 200 hours of community service, or up to 2 years in prison.