One of the richest men in Moldova – a former leader of the Democratic party Vladimir plahotniuc, who, in 2019, he left his homeland amid change of government, filed a claim for political asylum in the United States, but his application was rejected by the Federal court. On 11 June, reported “Radio Liberty”.
Plakhotnyuk also unsuccessfully appealed against the ban on a US visa, which in January gave the head of the state Department Mike Pompeo. Hehas said that Plahotniuc was included in the sanctions list of America “because of the involvement in significant corruption.”
On 12 June the Chisinau court of appeal rejected the appeal of lawyers of the former leader of the democratic party for his arrest, reports the publication Ziarul National. Prosecutors intend to send the material allegations in the United States and to demand the extradition of Plahotniuc. In may, the court of Chisinau ordered the arrest policy in the case of detention for 30 days.
The General Prosecutor of Moldova considers Plahotniuc is involved in the theft of a $1 billion (more than 10% of the annual GDP) of banks in 2012-2014. Him accuse under three articles: the creation of an organized criminal group, money laundering and fraud in especially large sizes.