Veaceslav Platon, nicknamed "raider No. 1 in the CIS", could follow in Vlad Filat's footsteps?Platon's lawyer announced that his sentence was requested to be reduced over a thousand days. The statement was made on a private TV.
According to Valeriu Pleşca, Platon's lawyer, the request is motivated by the poor conditions his client is jailed in.
"We submitted a request for over-one-thousand-day reduction", said Valeriu Pleşca.
Recently a Kiev court overturned the decision to extradite Veaceslav Platon to Moldova in August 2016.
Veaceslav Platon was arrested in July 2016 on charges of swindle and money laundering in very large amounts that caused damage of over 800 million lei to Banca de Economii (Savings Bank). He got 30 years behind bars based on two criminal cases. Veaceslav Platon pleads not guilty.
The newsin.md portal writes that the Kiev court's decision just reinforced the fact that Platon's money eventually bears fruit. Journalists recall that previously former deputy head of the CNA's Money Laundering and Prevention Service, Mihail Gofman, stated that Platon had exchanged $ 10 million with the former government for his release from prison. The first step in this respect was the illegality of his extradition declared by the Kiev court.