The inspectors of the National Integrity Agency (ANI) request the confiscation of over RON 360,000, which the inspector Aurelian Soric, the former chief of the Neamt Police, suspected of ties with the county’s loan sharks, cannot account for. The amount represents the difference between the wealth made and the income collected between 1996 and 2010, while Soric acted as the chief of IPJ Neamt. ANI acted ex officio, in November 18, 2010, initiating an investigation into Soric’s wealth, arguing that, between 1996 and 2010, the total income from wages made by the Soric family amounted to RON 1,017,669.17, while total income from other sources amounted to RON 1,239,260.15. Thus, ANI petitioned the Bacau Court of Appeal’s Wealth Investigation Commission to initiate procedures for confiscating this unwarranted amount. Soric was forced to step down at the end of last year, after the scandal surrounding the assassination of the Neamt underworld leader Gheorghita Mararu. Immediately after the incident, the press exposed the ties between the victim, the victim’s family and Aurelian Soric. In fact, Soric publicly defended Mararu, arguing, in a press conference, that he was not a criminal and that there was nothing wrong with lending money at an interest.