The National Anticorruption Center has disclosed the details of a case involving two tax officers in Ungheni who allegedly solicited a 40,000 lei bribe from a businessman for not reporting 600,000 lei worth of violations found by an audit.
The Center carried out searches at the inspectors’ homes and offices and started criminal proceedings on passive corruption charges. The searches produced various amounts of cash, both in lei and in foreign currencies, whose sources are to be established by the investigation.
The two face imprisonment for up to 10 years, hefty fines and a ban from holding public offices for a period of up to 10 years. One of the suspects has been arrested for 72 hours, while the other has agreed to cooperate with the investigation and has been released on bail.