Former member of Inter RAO board Turcan accused of cooperation with Moldovan special services
According to the plot of the charge leveled against Turcan, "on April 21, 2015, Turcan received an electronic version of the draft document of the Energy Ministry on certain aspects of the Russian energy companies’ actions abroad."
Former Inter RAO board member Carina Turcan, arrested in the espionage case, is accused of cooperating with the Moldovan special services, her lawyer Ivan Pavlov told Interfax.
"The accusation covers three paragraphs of the text that fits in the half of the page; Carina is accused of having become an agent on August 16, 2004, engaged in confidential cooperation with the Moldovan special services," Pavlov said.
According to the plot of the charge leveled against Turcan, "on April 21, 2015, Turcan received an electronic version of the draft document of the Energy Ministry on certain aspects of the Russian energy companies’ actions abroad and in September 29, 2015, handed this document to the special services of Moldova."
As the lawyer noted, the exact date in the charge bespeaks of prosecutors’ spider work, but the absence of other circumstances does not allow us to understand the charge. Specialists, attracted by the FSB on December 5, 2016, came to the conclusion that the information in this document is a state secret, he stressed.
"That’s all! No more charges leveled against Turcan, and all the media outlets reports are nonsense," Pavlov said.
The defender recalled that Turcan "does not plead guilty." "She completely refutes the charges. She claims that she was never acquainted with representatives of foreign special services, she did not see the document in the receipt and the transfer of which she is accused," Pavlov stated.
"Сarina still hopes that it is just some monstrous mistake and she will be released to her child and mother," concluded the lawyer.
Earlier it was reported that Carina Turcan was charged with High Treason under Art. 276 of the Criminal Code. Currently, she is arrested and placed into Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. After the arrest, she was dismissed from the board of the Russian energy holding company, and also lost the post of chairman of the Lithuanian company INTER RAO Lietuva board.
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