The representatives of the limited liability company “Caleon” said their access to justice has been hampered during 20 years. The story started after a filling station of the company was sold by the former administration without the consent of all the founders. They said that in the attempt to obtain justice when particular persons sold a facility in which they own holdings with serious violations of the legislation, they had to go through many courts and the case is not yet solved.
In a news conference at IPN, the company’s jurist Ilie Pitel said that in 2000 the former managers sold a filling station situated on Sarmizegetusa St in Chisinau for US$419,000. At that time, the company’s assets and two bank accounts were sequestrated by a court decision. Moreover, the decision to sell the gas station was taken without convoking all the founders as not all of them accepted the sale.
They had to file a lawsuit. Meanwhile, they realized that the state institutions and the judges will not fulfill their duties. The case ultimately reached the Supreme Court of Justice, which sent back the case to the first court and the latter ruled in their favor.
The given decision was challenged and the Appeals Court quashed it. As a result, an appeal was filed to the Supreme Court of Justice. From safe sources, the plaintiffs found out that the case will be examined by Mihai Poalelungi, who will not accept the appeal.
The jurist noted that in the meantime they obtained evidence showing that the proceeds from the sale of the filling station were transferred to an account opened by the opponent side in another bank. They made approaches to the National Anticorruption Center and an investigation was started. The case was taken over by the Prosecutor General’s Office and was eventually dropped. The dropping ordinance was annulled by the judge of inquiry.
A kind of Ping-Pong with this case started and reliable sources told them that the then administration of the PGO also had interests and aimed to prevent this case from reaching the court.
Director of SRL “Caleon” Leonid Calin said they filed tens of petitions to all the state institutions during these years, including to the then President Vladimir Voronin. Owing to the committed illegalities, they could not obtain justice either in the civil suit or in the criminal suit.
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