The former Moldovan MP, arrested in the US, paid $10,000 to be released on bail. Prosecutors fear he will flee

Former Moldovan MP Vadim Vacarciuc, arrested in the US for the unauthorized use of another person’s identity, has been released on bail. He reportedly paid $10,000 as bail to the court.

A second Moldovan, Ivan Bordian, detained with the former MP, was also released on the same terms, according to The two were not allowed to use ATMs or go near the Kwik Trip chain of shops and had to surrender their passports for the trial duration.

Prosecutors, however, fear Vacarciuc could flee the United States. According to them, he has government connections in Moldova, and there would be an increased risk of him leaving US soil.

Recall, on June 7 the US authorities have detained a former deputy of the Liberal Party of Moldova. Law enforcers accuse Vadim Vacarciuc of unauthorized use of identity documents.

Another man, 32-year-old Ivan Bordian, was detained on the same charge.

Vadim Vacarciuc became a member of the Moldovan Parliament on April 5, 2009. He was also the Commission for National Security, Defense, and Public Order member.


He was vice-president of the National Weightlifting Federation of Moldova during 2008-2009.

Vadim Vacarciuc participated four times in the Olympic Games, and in 1996 and 2000, the athlete was the flag bearer of the Republic of Moldova at the Olympic Games.

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