Portal Deschide.md made public the list of former and current magistrates and of the judicial executors who were detained following searches performed by anticorruption prosecutors and CNA officers in many courts in the country. One of the judges, Igor Vornicescu, was detained at Chisinau International Airport while trying to leave the country.
According to the source, other 14 persons detained in the National Anticorruption Center are:
Stefan Nita – judge at the Court of Appeal
Garri Bivol - Judge of Centru Court
Iurie Turcan – former magistrate of Riscani Court
Liliana Andrias - Centru Court
Iurie Harbu – Court in Telenesti
Serghei Popovici – chairman of Court Comrat
Gheorghe Barnaz – magistrate at Court Rascani
Valeriu Gasca – judge at Court Rascani
Serghei Gubenсo – Court Comrat
Serghei Lebediuc – Military Court
Mihai Moraru - Court Ungheni
Aurica Us - former magistrate at Rascani Court
Gheorghe Marchitan – magistrate at Court in Causeni
Gheorghe Gorun – former judge at Rascani Court in Chisinau
Journalists write that the magistrate Victor Orandas was not arrested because he is not in Moldova.
At the request of the acting general prosecutor Eduard Harunjen, Supreme Council of Magistrate (CSM) agreed to prosecute 16 current and former judges, involved in laundering about 18 billion dollars in the Russian Federation through the Moldovan judiciary. This decision was taken in a closed- door meeting on Tuesday, September 20. According to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Viorel Morari, searches might be performed on Wednesday, September 21, in the first half of the day. The prosecutor didn’t want to give any other details, saying that the investigation is under process.
Earlier, Ziarul National in partnership with the Center for Investigative Journalism revealed in an investigation that during 2010 - 2014, Moldova was transformed into a true "laundery" of large amounts of money from Russian Federation. Scheme included 17 Moldovan magistrates who have legalized illegal profits. Many of the judges, who gave verdicts on these cases, were involved in the raider attacks in Moldova's banking system, but they were allowed to quit honorably the judiciary.