The controversial businessman Veaceslav Platon allegedly set up several money laundering and corruption schemes in the Russian Federation. Platon was allegedly supported by Russian bankers and officials. The website deschide.md published two audio recordings of discussions between Platon and two influential people from Russia who helped him set up these schemes.
Veaceslav Platon's lawyer, Ion Crețu, said he would comment on this issue later.
It should be mentioned that the new revelation came shortly after Moldova's General Prosecutor, Alexandr Stoianoglo, declared that Platon had been convicted illegally.
One of the audio recordings published on deschide.md is believed to be the discussion between Veaceslav Platon and the Russian banker Oleg Vlasov. The two discuss the procedures applied in case a financial institution becomes insolvent.
"Platon: Listen, with these credits. My family handled the documents and there is no withdrawal record. Marina says she is looking, looking but unable to find anything.
Vlasov: I got it, I will handle them competently.
Platon: Come on. If necessary, we have to press them to obtain these documents.
Platon: Listen, did you meet Miroșkin?
Oleg Vlasov: Why are you suddenly talking openly? I don't understand what you're talking about".
Another audio recording published by deschide.md would be the discussion between Platon and Valerii Miroșnikov, former deputy of the Russian Investment Insurance Agency. The two talk about money transfers of tens of thousands of euros.
"Platon: How do I make the transfer? I give you 80 and 100, two transfers to two different addresses, for example.
Miroșkinov: So ...
Platon: I'm afraid that 80 will pass and 100 will not.
Miroșkinov: Who will stop them?
Plato: NKO! (Non-banking Financial Organizations)
Miroșkinov: If you had chosen the first option, then all the risks of the operational work of NKO would have fallen on you and then I would have been indifferent to the methods of debt settlement. You choose the second option. I mean, I take the risks."
"We close the accounts and transfer from our accounts to other banks and that's it."
Ion Crețu told Publika TV that he cannot offer a comment because he does not know the subject. He will discuss with Platon and make a comment later.
Deschide.md also writes that Valerii Miroșnikov would have allegedly secured so-called "dark bankers" protection over large sums of money. Oleg Vlasov was involved in the "Russian Laundromat", writes deschide.md.
It should be mentioned that in 2016, in the Republic of Moldova, several magistrates and bailiffs were detained for their involvement in laundering billions of dollars from the Russian Federation. Along with Veaceslav Platon, they were suspected of laundering more than $ 20 billion from Russia.