The anti-corruption prosecutor's office sent a criminal case to the court against the former leadership of Banca Socială for deliberate violation of crediting rules under aggravating circumstances
6 people have the status of defendants: the Chairman of the Administrative Board of the Bank, the Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Board, 3 members of the Administrative Board, and the manager of the company that received the loan. According to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, in the framework of the criminal investigation, it was established that in 2013 a group of persons from the management of Banca Socială developed and implemented a criminal scheme to artificially restore the financial situation of the institution, deliberately violating the internal rules of lending. Administrative Board members of Banca Socială unanimously and illegally decided to give one of the companies a loan of 68 million lei to buy the land and production premises of one of the factories in Chisinau, pledged in favor of the bank by another company at an artificially high price, in order to have sufficient coverage of as many unfavorable loans as possible previously submitted by the last company. Subsequently, the company repaid only part of the loan as a result of the sale by the bank of the pledged property worth 28.1 million lei, which caused 48.8 million lei damage to the bank. These actions took place simultaneously with the issuance on the same terms of another loan worht 52 million lei to another company for the purchase of equipment for the production of glass, which in fact did not exist, from another company involved in the first case. Thus, simulating the process of granting a bank loan to the company was directed to ensure that the funds received by the company were used to repay loans previously provided by the financial institution to two other companies. Subsequently, however, the company that received the loan did not make any payments to repay it, which caused 66.8 million lei damage to the bank. The manager of companies that received illegal loans from Banca Socială, received a reward in the form of a loan worth 10 million lei. In general, as a result of deliberate actions, through the provision of loans with a deliberate violation of credit rules and rules of financial prudence, the defendants inflicted damage on a particularly large scale to the financial institution - 126 million 869 thousand 723.69 lei. If found guilty, the defendants will be fined 2350 - 3350 conventional units or sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 2 - 7 years, in both cases with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or perform certain activities up to 5 years. Prosecutors have already seized the property of defendants in excess of 3.2 million lei. // 04.04.2019 - InfoMarket.