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The IMF will support the NAC in the investigation of banking fraud and in the process of returning stolen money after the looting of the country's financial and banking system.

The IMF will support the NAC in the investigation of banking fraud and in the process of returning stolen money after the looting of the country's financial and banking system.

This was stated by Volodymyr Tulin, Permanent Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Moldova, during a working visit to the National Anti-Corruption Center, where he met with the head of the NAC and the head of the Agency for the Compensation of Criminally Obtained Property (ARBI). According to the IMF Permanent Representative in Moldova, the NAC made clear progress in investigating the theft of a billion, and recent ARBI actions show that things are going in the right direction. In this context, the representative of the fund said that the IMF will support the NAC, within its competence, in the process of identifying and returning money withdrawn by fraud. At the same time, he asked the NAC to monitor the financial and banking system so that in the future such crimes would not be committed in Moldova. According to Tulin, the NAC should focus on cooperation with institutions responsible for tax, financial and banking operations to ensure maximum transparency of their activities. In turn, the director of the NAC, Ruslan Flocea, admitted that our country has been going through extremely difficult times lately, and IMF assistance is welcome. “We understand that only in this way can we move forward in our investigations, especially when we talk about the external element of a banking fraud. In addition to investigating this theft, we have set many priorities in our work, such as combating systemic corruption at a high level, investigating all schemes harmful to the public interest, etc. Nevertheless, the main test that the NAC should successfully handle is the completion of the investigation of the theft of a billion, the prosecution of all those responsible and the prevention of similar crimes against citizens in the future” said Ruslan Flocea. // 19.09.2019 – InfoMarket.

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