Breaking news16 March 2017 12:23

Prosecutors ask Moldovan government to suspend Agriculture Minister from office

Prosecutors are going to submit to the government a request on suspending from office of Agriculture and Food Minister Eduard Grama, detained for passive corruption on 15 March.

According to the press service of the National Anticorruption Centre (CNA), the prosecutors issued today an order on indictment of Grama.

At the same time, he was transferred to a hospital for health care on 15 March, after accusing health problems during the hearings. A council made up of several doctors decided today that the minister should remain under medical supervision in a specialized institution. Doctors will send all medical documents to prosecutors.

Grama was detained for 72 hours by CNA officers on 15 March, suspected of bribery for illegal alienation of 9.2 hectares of land adjacent to the National College of Viticulture and Winemaking in Chisinau.

This happened after searches conducted at the ministry’s headquarters, minister’s office and at his home. Raids were held in a corruption case on attempt to alienate illegally 30 hectares of land in Stauceni village, which belonged to the college.

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