Moldovan officials attack use of central bank as 'scapegoat'

Dorin Dragutanu. Photo courtesy of National Bank of Moldova.

The outgoing governor and first deputy governor of the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) have accused Moldovan government officials of trying to delay a full investigation of an alleged $1 billion theft from the country's commercial banks.

An email from the NBM's spokesperson to Central Banking reveals the pair are also frustrated by what they consider political interference in the central bank's conduct of monetary and foreign exchange policy.

Governor Dorin Dragutanu and first deputy governor

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