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The National Bank of Moldova (NBM) informs that it has not yet received the second investigation report of the companies Kroll and Steptoe & Johnson, but has finalized the discussions held with the International Consortium on the possibility of publishing certain information, which the document will contain.

Representatives of the investigation consultancy Kroll and the law firm Steptoe & Johnson visited Chisinau on 7 November 2017 to meet with representatives from a number of state institutions, in order to agree the structure and terms of the strategy for recovery of assets which were misappropriated following the bank fraud.

Representatives from Kroll and Steptoe & Johnson met with representatives of the NBM, the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office, the Anticorruption Centre and the Agency for the Recovery of Criminal Assets in Chisinau on 20 July 2017.

To date, the NBM have not received another update of the Kroll ongoing investigation. At its receipt, the NBM will engage in discussions with Kroll team in order to evaluate the opportunity to publish the results of the investigation and to lift confidentiality restrictions.

Kroll and Steptoe and Johnson have provided the NBM with a strategy for initiating legal action in multiple jurisdictions, with the view of obtaining further disclosure, or recovering assets which have been misappropriated.

The investigation has identified the misappropriation of approximately USD 600 million. Kroll will continue to provide regular updates to the NBM during the coming months. It is important that the confidentiality of the next phase of the investigation is maintained, to maximise the opportunities for recovery.

The National Bank of Moldova has received its second formal progress briefing from Kroll on its continuing investigation of a large scale fraud in the Moldovan banking sector. 

25 March 2016

The first phase of the Kroll investigation has corroborated the initial findings reported in the Scoping phase of work.

8 October 2015

Following an initial Request for Proposal (‘RfP’) process conducted in January 2015, Kroll was retained by the National Bank of Moldova to conduct a scoping phase of investigations into alleged financial irregularities relating to a series of transactions involving Banca de Economii S.A., BC BANCA SOCIALĂ S.A. and B.C. UNIBANK SA which collapsed at the end of 2014.