The United States said Monday it will refuse entry to politically influential Moldovan oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc over allegations of corruption.
Plahotniuc, whose Democratic Party has sought to keep a balance between Russia and the West, fled Moldova in June under the shadow of graft allegations.
His whereabouts are since unknown but press reports say he was spotted in Miami.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Plahotniuc, during the time his party was in power, was “involved in corrupt acts that undermined the rule of law and severely compromised the independence of democratic institutions in Moldova.”
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