The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ, the Supreme Court) has clearly rejected the request by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) for the preventive arrest of Sergiu Lucinschi, son of the former president of the Republic of Moldova, Petru Lucinschi, pending trial under 60-day judicial surveillance in a blackmail and influence peddling case file.
The Supreme Court has denied on Thursday the DNA appeal, after another justice’s panel had had decided on April 1 that Sergiu Lucinschi was to be investigated at large under judicial surveillance.
In the same criminal file, Constantin Comaneanu, a Police officer with the anti-terror directorate (DIICOT) stays in 30-day preventive arrest.
Sergiu Lucinschi is accused of blackmail and influence peddling, andt Constantin Comaneanu of bribery.
‘From December 2014 to March 2015, the defendant, Lucinschi Sergiu by benefiting from the complicity of other persons, has forced a businessman to hand him in a EUR 4 million per total, which the latter didn’t actually give him, with a view to withdraw a criminal complaint by the DIICOT (Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism) for several actions (mismanagement, among other things),’ says the DNA quoted by Agerpres.