Elena Cazacov, State Prosecutor in the Vlad Filat Case, was Appointed Interim Head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office
Prosecutor Elena Cazacov, who represented the state prosecution in the Vlad Filat case, and who will provide the interim position of head of the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, lives in an apartment purchased from her father’s donations. For last year, she declares a monthly salary of about 1,300 euros, and in the chapter on instrumented resonance cases, in addition to Filat’s, there is also the case of the “bribe for judges”, in which she demanded the acquittal of the magistrates.
Elena Cazacov began her career as a prosecutor in 2010, within the General Prosecutor’s Office. In 2013, Cazacov was appointed prosecutor in the Department for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of the General Prosecutor’s Office. Subsequently, in 2018, she was transferred to the position of prosecutor within the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office.
Cazacov is the prosecutor who represented the state prosecution in the case of former Prime Minister Vlad Filat, sentenced in June 2016 to 9 years in prison and released on parole, in December 2019, from early detention.
Cazacov also investigated the case of “bribery for judges”, and once the examination of the criminal case was completed, she asked the court to acquit, on several charges, magistrates Galina Moscalciuc, Svetlana Tizu, Liubovi Brânză, Ludmila Ouș, and Victoria Hadîrcă, investigated for corruption, but also the full acquittal of the other five defendants.
In the argumentation of the requests for acquittal, on most of the charges, it is mentioned that “the deeds of the defendants do not meet the elements of the crime.”
For the year 2020, Elena Cazacov declares salary incomes from the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office amounting to approximately 15,000 euros. Her husband, employed in the General Police Inspectorate, had a total salary of about 6,000 euros last year.
Last year, the Cazacov family obtained an income of 2,000 euros from the sale of a Hyundai Tucson car. A little over 3,000 euros went into the accounts of the Cazacov family as allowances from the Ministry of Finance and the National Social Insurance House.
The prosecutor declares an apartment with an area of 71.5 square meters, bought in 2015, with a little over 23,000 euros. Part of the money with which the apartment was purchased was donated in 2017 by Serghei Cazacov, the prosecutor’s father.
According to the wealth declaration, last year, Elena Cazacov bought a KIA car, manufactured in 2013, for 9,367 euros. Her family also owns a Skoda Fabia, manufactured in 2006 and purchased in 2013 for 1,000 euros.
In 2018, Elena Cazacov was the subject of a ZdG investigation about prosecutors assisted by big donations. Then, ZdG wrote that Elena Cazacov, prosecutor at the time in the section for combating trafficking in human beings within the General Prosecutor’s Office, together with her husband, employed in the police, received in 2017 a donation of 15,000 euros from Serghei Cazacov, the father prosecutor. With some of this money, the two spouses bought an apartment and a Hyundai Tucson car, which the Cazacovs sold in 2020.