The Appeals Chamber protects the „black banker” German Gorbuntov
The Appeals Chamber of Chisinau took the side of the “black banker” German Gorbuntov, having rejected the appeal in cassation of the lawyers of the chairman of “Our Party” Renato Usatyi. The panel of judges, typically, needed about one and a half hours to study the arguments of the first instance.
On Thursday, the first meeting of the Appeals Chamber took place in the case of an attempted murder of the leader of “Our Party”. The hearings lasted about an hour and the panel of judge needed even less than an hour to speak on the decision of the first instance.
The prosecutor Lilian Bacalim closed the criminal case against Gorbuntov just ten days before a “symmetrical” criminal case has been initiated against Renato Usatyi, in which he was accused of the organization of the attempt, and the victim was the “black banker”.
At the same time, despite the fact that according to the legislation, the parties should be notified of the criminal case as soon as possible, Renato Usatyi, who appears in the case as a victim, was notified only three months after the case was closed.
Subsequently, the lawyers of the leader of “Our Party” filed a complaint to the prosecutor’s office, but it has not produces results. Finally, the lawful representatives of Usatyi appealed against Bacalim’s decision already in a judicial procedure.
It is noteworthy that in the course of the process, the lawyers of Usatyi, revealed additional circumstances and evidence proving that German Gorbuntov organized the attempted assassination of the leader of “Our Party”.
The trial was accompanied by such serious violations as, for example, an attempt to hide the materials of the criminal case from the lawyers, a large number of different procedural violations, as well as a conflict of interests - prosecutor Vitalie Busuioc, who initiated a case against Usatyi, took part in the process of closing the criminal case against Gorbuntov.