The fugitive politician Cristian Rizea, protected by the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, and by the Russian Secret Services

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In December 2017, the former PSD deputy Cristian Rizea was sentenced by the High Court of Cassation and Justice to four years and eight months in prison as he was found guilty of influence peddling, money laundering and influence of witnesses. The politician was charged by the National Anticorruption Directorate because he directly claimed EUR 300,000 from a businessman, in the form of two fictive loan agreements.

Rizea claimed money and in return he promised to intervene – which he did – at Autonomous Company for State Protocol Patrimony Administration and Chiajna Town Hall, so businessman’s personal issues could be easily solved.

In order to hide the true source of the money received by Rizea, four fictive loan agreements were closed. Also, the former PSD deputy is accused that, in 2015, after the investigation began, he approached two witnesses and asked them not to tell the truth to the prosecutors. He promised them that, if he becomes mayor of the 5th District of Bucharest, he will offer them a commercial space in Cotroceni Area, for them to open a new clinic.

GÂNDUL.RO reporters will present, exclusively, details about the way Rizea succeeded to move to Chișinău, who has his back and what does he do every day. As our journalists revealed last year, Cristian Rizea lives a quiet life in Chișinău, free and with no financial problems.

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