The anti-corruption Prosecutors carried out raids at places of nine persons regarding the bank fraud case. A former Governor of the Moldovan National Bank was also targeted.
Other eight persons were recognized as suspects in money laundering and fraud in particularly large proportions.
As a result of the searches, the law enforcement raised technical means, documents and money.
If found guilty, for the crime of fraud, the suspects will risk imprisonment from 8 to 15 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to perform a certain activity for a term of up to 5 years.
Money laundering is punishable by a fine of over 100,000 lei or imprisonment for up to 5 years.