Businessman Veaceslav Platon, who was found not guilty in the bank fraud case in which he was earlier sentenced to 18 years behind bars, filed a complaint to the Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania Gabriela Scutea, by which he denounces the actions of Romanian citizen Maia Sandu, president of the Republic of Moldova. He asks to hold Sandu accountable for actions to illegally take away property belonging to him, IPN reports.
In a press release, Veaceslav Platon says the complaint was filed in Romania because, in the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu, using her public post, exerts pressure on the judiciary, warning judges not to take decisions that would enable him to get back the goods of which he was dispossessed in 2014-2017 by citizen Vladimir Plahotniuc and persons close to him.
In a post on Facebook, Veaceslav Platon said that given the aggressive pressure exerted by Maia Sandu on the judicial system, it will be hard in Moldova to obtain an equitable decision. “That’s why I had to file a complaint to the law enforcement agencies of Romania where I hope a much more balanced and impartial decision can be obtained,” wrote Veaceslav Platon.
Veaceslav Platon was arrested in July 2016. In April 2017, the Chisinau City Court sentenced him to 18 years in jail for swindle and money laundering in very large amounts that caused damage of over 800 million lei to Banca de Economii. On May 18, 2020, Prosecutor General Alexandr Stoianoglo said the case started against Veaceslav Platon was fully fabricated and a procedure to review the sentence will be initiated. This way, after spending four years in jail, the sentence of 2017 was suspended on June 15, 2020 and Veaceslav Platon was set free.