The number one raider in CIS, Veaceslav Platon, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. According to the investigators, there is enough evidence to prove his guilt,
Platon’s lawyer pleads for the client’s acquittal.
Lawyer Eduard Rudenco said: "All the lawyers pleaded for the acquittal sentence. Our position was clear from the start, in the first days when this cause was sent for court.
Publika.MD recalls that Veaceslav Platon is investigated for fraud and money laundering in extremely large proportions. He was detained in July 2016, in Kiev, after being announced in international search.
He was later placed under preventive arrest, and the General Prosecution from Moldova asked for the businessman’s extradition.
Platon might have stolen from the Savings Bank over 800 million euro according to the investigation. The money was taken out of the country through off-shore firms. Platon figured previously in several files, including regarding the killing of the businessman Vasile Lapteacru.
Platon is also targeted in the file known as "the Russian laundering" case.
Over, 22 billion dollars have been stolen through these schemes by over five thousand countries.