Former director of Penitentiary No.18 and seven more to stand trial


The ex-director of Penitentiary No. 18, together with seven current and former detainees, will stand trial for swindle in considerable amounts. The first is also accused of passive corruption in the interests of a criminal group, IPN reports.

The Chisinau Prosecutor’s Office completed the investigation and sent the case against the eight to court. It was determined that in the period between May 2020 and February 2021, these appropriated over 993,000 lei from bank cards of private individuals.

Two of the accused, one of whom is the former director of Penitentiary No.18, were placed under house arrest. A member of this group was remanded in custody, while another one continues to serve his time in jail. The other four were placed under judicial control, the Prosecutor General’s Office has said.