The Arrest Warrant Against the Fugitive Vladimir Plahotniuc, Upheld

The Chisinau Court of Appeal upheld the decision to apply the arrest regarding the former democratic leader Vlad Plahotniuc in the "Metalferos" case. The magistrates rejected the appeal of the defenders, who contested the measure imposed by the Chisinau Court, Ciocana headquarters. 

On July 5, the judges issued an arrest warrant in absentia, for 30 days, in the name of the former PDM leader accused of money laundering. The prosecutors established that, in 2015-2019, decision-makers from SA Metalferos developed and implemented a criminal scheme based on the purchase and sale of ferrous and non-ferrous metal waste through fictitious intermediary activities, with the falsification of procurement documents and delivery of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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