The Supreme Court of Justice made an approach the Constitutional Court after the lawyers for Ilan Shor asked that the case to convict the ex-president of the Administration Board of Banca de Economii should be transferred from the Cahul Appeals Court to another appeals court.
Contacted by IPN for a comment, lawyer Denis Calaida said that an exception of unconstitutionality was raised over the request to transfer the case and the SCJ asked the Constitutional Court to pronounce. He avoided providing more details.
A new hearing in the case of Shor was held at the Cahul Appeals Court on September 14. According to Denis Calaida, two witnesses for the state prosecution were questioned in this. As to the requests made at the previous hearing, the lawyer said that he cannot give details because these haven’t been yet examined.
The next hearing at the Cahul Appeals Court was set for September 21, 10:00am.
The Chisinau City Court on June 21, 2017 sentenced Ilan Shor to seven years and a half in jail for causing considerable damage to the state by swindle and abuse of trust. The same day, Ilan Shor was released from house arrest and will be under judicial control until a definitive sentence is given to him.
The sentence of the first court was appealed by the prosecution and the defense and by the representative of SA Banca de Economii. The case reached the Chisinau Appeals Court in only six months and in February 2018 was transferred to the Cahul Appeals Court.
In June 2019, immediately after the PDM conceded power, Ilan Shor disappeared from the public sphere. A criminal case over illegal leaving of the country was started against him. On August 15, 2019, Ilan Shor was deprived of parliamentary immunity.
Answering journalists’ questions several days ago, Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo in a news conference recently said the PGO asked Israel to extradite Ilan Shor, but the Israeli authorities do not extradite the own citizens.