ZdG IMPACT: National Integrity Authority Discovers the Unjustified Wealth of a Former State Secretary Due to a ZdG Investigation
The National Integrity Authority found on the name of Mariana Grama, former Secretary of State of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, an unjustified fortune in the total amount of over 50,000 euros. The wealth control on behalf of the former secretary of state was started based on an ex officio notification from an article written by Ziarul de Gardă.
The integrity inspector verified the assets of the former state dignitary and his family for the periods 2014-2016 and 2016 – 2021. During the verifications, the integrity inspector found a substantial difference between the acquired wealth and the revenues obtained for 2020, in the amount of over 50,000 euros.
In June 2020, Mariana Grama’s husband came into possession of three real estates, with a contractual value of over42,000 euros. In September 2020, the former state official bought two real estates worth over 75,000 euros. In the same year, Mariana Grama opened a bank deposit account for the amount of 46,000 euros. Subsequently, this bank account is funded with the amounts of 18,000 euros and another amount of over 8,000 euros”, specify the National Integrity Authority representatives. In total, the amount of wealth changes of the family amounts to over 190,000 euros. However, her official and justified wealth are over 140,000 euros, with a gap of 50,000 euros.
Mariana Grama could justify only a part of the findings presented by the integrity inspector. If the finding remains final, Grama risks no longer holding a public office for a period of 3 years. And, the unjustified amount is to be confiscated for the benefit of the state.
On May 11, ZdG wrote that some heads of the Ministry of Interior obtained in 2020 income from salaries of tens of thousands of euros. Most Ministry of Interior employees did not declare the acquisitions they would have made last year.
Former Ministry of Interior Secretary of State Mariana Grama received for 2020 a salary of 13,000 euros from the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Mariana Grama indicates in her wealth declaration that in 2020 she received a COVID-19 allowance amounting to 800 euros, as well as a pension of 6,000 euros from the National Social Insurance House.
The Grama family owns an urban land that would be worth 2,000 euros, as well as an urban land that would cost 9,500 euros. At the same time, the Grama family indicates four extra-urban lands that were acquired following the decisions of the Chișinău City Hall.
In 2020, the Grama family acquired two houses: a house worth no less than 43,000 euros, but also a house worth 55,000 euros. The Grama family owns a Mercedes Viano car that they acquired in 2014. It would be worth 6,000 euros. Secretary of State Mariana Grama indicates in her wealth declaration that she has two bank accounts where a total of 3,000 euros are deposited.