A London court last week ordered the son of the former Prime Minister of Moldova to hand over nearly half a million pounds following an investigation conducted by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
The Chisinau Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by lawyers to free former Prime Minister Vlad Filat, instead extending his detention for another 90 days, according to Radio Free Europe.
The president of Moldova appointed an interim prime minister on Friday, after the country’s parliament voted to dismiss a Government led by the Liberal-Democrat Valeriu Strelet.
The leader of Moldova’s pro-Kremlin party “Our Party”, former businessman Renato Usatîi, was released from custody Sunday.
The former prime minister of Moldova Vlad Filat has been detained by the National Anti-Corruption Center in connection with the disappearance of more than a billion dollars from three Moldovan banks.
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