Serghei Rădean, the feared Moldovan mobster who terrorized Bucharest and the south of the country, filed a complaint in order to escape with a lighter sentence.
He is the only robber caught by the Romanian police who were following the group of racketeers involved, among others, in the robbery of the eccentric millionaire Dan Nicorescu’s villa. The Romanian authorities know that Serghei did not act alone, but together with at least two other companions. One escaped the police simply from under their noses, during a traffic operation.
It is well known that high-profile criminals live under the law of omerta, which implies a categorical ban on collaborating with the authorities. Rădean only partially respected the “code of honor” of the mafia. He did not give statements about the robberies he participated in, but he made a complaint in order to get away with a lighter sentence. His game didn’t work out, but the prosecutors started investigations “in rem” (on fact no) based on the information provided by Rădean.
It is a reason for tension in the area of the underworld clans, especially since the name of the character exposed by the Moldovan racket is not made public for now.
In Romania, the law allows a defendant to benefit from a reduced sentence if he denounces another criminal act and provides sufficient details to materialize in another criminal case.
Serghei Rădean has been under preventive arrest since the fall of 2020, immediately after the last robbery in the Capital, and he was recently sentenced by the Bucharest Court to 11 years in prison. During the investigation, Rădean refused to make statements, invoking the right to remain silent. However, in the reasoning of the court, it is stated that the defendant announced that he wants to file a complaint in order to benefit from “the mitigating effect of the sanctioning treatment”, i.e. a milder punishment. The Moldovan’s denunciation seems to have been partially realized, as Romanian investigators are currently investigating.
“From the data communicated by the prosecution units to which the information was requested, it is noted that in rem investigations are being carried out in the respective case, there being no solution to continue the criminal investigation or to initiate the criminal action as a result of the complaint of the defendants”, it is stated in the reasoning of the court.
Serghei Rădean was accused of a long series of crimes, including three attacks on ATMs, one of which was unsuccessful, car thefts (BMWs in particular) for which he used false keys and special devices that canceled the GPS tracking system, and two robberies, built on the same scenario, one in the millionaire Dan Nicorescu’s villa, and the second in the house of a doctor from Călăraşi who became known after a televised report in which his activity was presented (modernization of a medical office with his own funds).
Doctor robbed after a televised report
Rădean and two other men, all three masked, attacked the doctor’s house in the fall of 2018. They had followed his activity and knew exactly that at the time of the robbery the doctor was in the house with another person (his wife). The racketeers entered prepared with two rows of handcuffs, immobilized them and later tied them to the pipes of the thermal plant. They ransacked the house and stole jewelry and money, the value of the damage being 65,000 lei, much smaller than the treasure found in the Bucharest millionaire’s villa: jewelry worth half a million euros.
After the robbery, the racketeers spread detergent around the doctor’s house and emptied the contents of a fire extinguisher, most likely to cover possible biological, papillary or shoe traces that could be identified at the crime scene. But they were unlucky. The doctor managed to get hold of a knife with which he cut the hand of one of the attackers. Traces of blood found at the scene by forensics helped them make a genetic profile that was later used as evidence.
The three Moldovan robbers, two of whom remain unidentified, were considered the first to bring the method of blowing up ATMs to Europe. They robbed in Hungary, Moldova, the Russian Federation and possibly other European countries.
During the searches, the Romanian police found in the apartments and cars used in Romania by the three, a rich arsenal specific to robberies, including flammable substances or pyrotechnic materials, but also equipment and false keys with the help of which they managed to steal from the parking lot, without any problems BMWs with which they participated in robberies. In addition, false identity documents were also found with which the robbers are supposed to have entered and exited Romania after each attack.
Source: Breaking News – Cele mai importante stiri – Ziare.com by ziare.com.
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