Anti-corruption officers are searching the office, house, and car of Oleg Melniciuc, a senior judge of the Chişinău court. He is searched in connection to a case opened in March by general prosecutor Eduard Harunjen.
The judge is suspected of illegal enrichment. There an array of differences in his income declarations. The accused pleads innocent.
The Superior Councio of Magistrature earlier okayed the probe, including the suspect’s detention.
The law provides a fine of half a million lei (EUR25,000) or up to 15 years of prison.