The prosecutor’s office of Moldova seized the property of the former president of the country Igor Dodon and his family. The politician announced this on Thursday, June 23, to journalists who were waiting for him at the prosecutor’s office, where, as he explained, he was called in order to report on the seizure of property.
“I can’t give details. I signed a document that I won’t tell you anything about this. It’s all a show, they want to make a soap opera and make a TV show about the Dodon case every day,” the politician said.
Dodon assures of falsification
As Dodon assures, “the criminal case is fabricated, they do not have sufficient and convincing evidence.” According to him, prosecutors “are trying to take the case to the public plane in order to impress citizens with distorted figures and details.”
According to the ex-president, this criminal case has a political background. “One of the elements of this propaganda performance is the arrest of a number of property objects, including those assets that do not belong to me or are pledged to banks,” Dodon said and promised that by Monday he would provide “additional information about the jointly staged by the authorities and prosecutor’s office show”.
Detained on May 24, Dodon was assigned house arrest for 30 days. He was charged under the articles of the Criminal Code of Moldova, providing liability for passive corruption, receiving funding from a criminal organization by a political party, illegal enrichment and treason.
His wife Galina Dodon was found accused in a criminal case on corruption – an accomplice in the so-called “bag case”. She is forbidden to leave the country.
As part of this case, an investigation is underway into the case of the transfer in June 2019 by the fugitive Moldovan oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc of a package to Dodon, who at that time was in office President of Moldova. According to the released video and the words of the politicians captured on it, the package contained a large amount of money intended to finance the Dodon-led Socialist Party.