The Ministry of the Interior has launched a national and international manhunt for MP Ilan Shor after the Cahul Court of Appeals on July 25 declared him a fugitive from justice. The General Police Inspectorate has been tasked with enforcing the order.
Ilan Shor wrote earlier on Facebook that the arrest warrant against him was issued by the Cahul tribunal in violation of the law, and that he was being threatened by the current government.
In June 2017, Ilan Shor was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for his role in the $1B bank fraud. The sentence was challenged in the Appeals Court and Shor was freed from house arrest on bail until a definitive sentence. In February 2018, the case was moved to the Cahul Appeals Court and a final judgement hasn’t been passed yet.
About a month ago Inal Shor reportedly sneaked out of the country in breach of his bail conditions. Exiting the country bypassing border and customs formalities is itself a criminal offense for which Shor faces a hefty fine or up to 2 years in prison.