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CHISINAU, June 27. /TASS/. Moldovan former Prime Minister Vlad Filat has been sentenced to nine years in prison for corruption and his property has been seized, Chisinau’s district court announced this decision on Monday, a TASS correspondent reports from the court hall.
Filat said he will file an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
"It is an illegal decision. It confirms the fact that I was denied an open trial. We have never seen the evidence prosecutors should have offered. That was wrong and I will appeal to the ECHR," Filat said.
Meanwhile, the prosecution has been dissatisfied with the court ruling.
"We cannot agree with this decision as the punishment was inappropriate to the offence. We will challenge it," a prosecutor said.
Judge Galina Moscalciuc read the verdict which says that Filat cannot hold certain public offices for five years and his property is to be confiscated. Besides, he was ordered to pay a fine of approximately $3,000.