During the searches conducted the day before, prosecutors confiscated everything they considered interesting for the case, the lawyer said. Deschide.md wrote that during searches of Dodon and his relatives they found half a million lei and tens of thousands of euros
Igor Dodon and employees of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and the Information and Security Service of Moldova
The ex-president of Moldova, Igor Dodon, who was detained the day before in a criminal case, was seized “small amounts of money”, discount cards and other things interesting to the investigation, RIA Novosti reported. his lawyer Maxim Lebedinsky.
“Small amounts of money and everything that the prosecutors considered interesting for the case were confiscated from him, — any drafts, discount cards and things like that,— said the defense counsel.
According to Lebedinsky, the prosecutor's office conducted searches not only at Dodon's, but also in other places in order to “link third parties with him personally”. The lawyer added that in addition to the ex-president, his wife's brother, Petr Merinyanu, was detained.
The detention of brother-in-law Dodon was also reported by sources to Deschide.md. According to them, searches, in addition to the houses of the ex-president and Merineanu, also took place at the former security officer Liliana Filipov and at the headquarters of the Moldovan-Russian Business Union, the founder of which is Dodon.
The sources of the publication said that during searches, law enforcement agencies found about 500 thousand lei (about $26 thousand) and tens of thousands of euros.
Dodon was detained for 72 hours the day before, a case was opened against him under four articles of the Criminal Code: 337 (treason), 1812 (recognition of the financing of a political party as a criminal organization), 343 (passive corruption) and 330.2 (illicit enrichment).
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The case against the ex-president was brought because of the recording of his meeting with the former head of the Democratic Party Moldova by Vladimir Plahotniuc. The video was published by ex-deputy Iurie Renita in 2020. In it, the Plahotnyuks, his deputy Serhiy Yaralov, hand over to Dodon a package in which, according to the ex-deputy, there was a large amount of money. The video also shows that Dodon and Plahotniuk are discussing the creation of a coalition in parliament that would have a constitutional majority.
The ex-president himself considers all the accusations against him to be political. According to him, he has explanations for each of the suspicions.
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