EU: Final conviction of Şor – seen as a significant step for justice and the fight against corruption

The press secretary of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Nabila Massrali, commented on the final conviction of Ilan Şor. According to the official, the decision of the Chisinau Court of Appeal is seen as “a significant step for honest justice and the fight against corruption”.

“Moldova: the Chisinau Court of Appeal’s sentencing of pro-Kremlin fugitive Ilan Shor to 15 years in prison for the billion dollar bank fraud in 2014 is a significant step for justice and the fight against corruption. The EU will continue supporting Moldova in its reform process”, said Nabila Massrali.

April, 13, Ilan Shor was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the Bank Fraud case. His lawyers announced on April 14 that they would appeal the decision of the Appeals Chamber to the Supreme Court of Justice.

In 2017, Ilan Shor was sentenced by the court of first instance to 7 years and 6 months in prison for large-scale fraud and money laundering. He is accused of causing damage to BEM in the amount of five billion lei.

In 2019, as a deputy, Ilan Shor left the territory of the Republic of Moldova. According to the authorities, he is in Israel.

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