Moldovan President appoints Acting Prosecutor General
CHISINAU (Moldova), October 7 (SeeNews) – Moldovan President Maia Sandu has announced that she has appointed Dumitru Robu interim prosecutor general after his predecessor was arrested for corruption.
Robu is also a deputy chief prosecutor in the Chisinau prosecutor’s office, according to a press release issued by the president’s office on Wednesday evening.
Former Attorney General Alexandr Stoianoglo was detained for 72 hours on Tuesday by agents from the Moldovan Information and Security Service, SIS. The Stoianoglo office was raided by the SIS and its deputies were suspended.
According to local television channel TV8, anti-corruption prosecutor Victor Furtuna appointed to investigate Stoianoglo’s actions, has opened criminal proceedings against the attorney general for his alleged involvement in transactions related to the billion dollar theft ( 860 million euros) in the national banking system. in 2014.
In a short statement broadcast by TV8, Stoianglo accused pro-European President Maia Sandu of “settling scores” by ordering his arrest.
In response, Maia Sandu said the decision was not hers.
“Yesterday’s decision to analyze the notification concerning the attorney general rests with the Superior Council of Prosecutors (CSP), and the decision to detain him rests with the prosecutor appointed by the CSP,” Sandu wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
On October 4, during a press briefing, Stoianoglo accused the ruling Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) formerly led by Sandu of launching a campaign to discredit him in order to justify his dismissal.
Stoianoglo was appointed two years ago by former pro-Russian socialist president Igor Dodon.
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