The National Integrity Authority (ANI) has reassigned to another inspector the wealth control file initiated on the name of socialist Corneliu Furculiță and extended the deadline for the wealth and personal interests control on him. The announcement was made on Monday 6 September by former DA Platform MP Iurie Reniță.
Thus, according to the ANI document, made public by Iurie Reniță, the term of control of wealth and personal interests initiated against the socialist has been extended until September 28, 2022.
“Even though today is not Monday, when the PSRM pays salaries, the National Integrity Authority (ANI) informs us that the file for the control of wealth, initiated against Mr. Corneliu Furculiță, has been reassigned to another integrity inspector from ANI (…). The wise popular saying tells us that ducklings are counted in autumn. Will the ANI, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the Attorney General also count the ducklings this autumn? If, somehow, there are problems with counting PSRM’s ducklings in the Bahamas, we again provide them with the exact number, involved in money laundering for Igor Dodon in the 2016 presidential campaign: 4 current MPs – Corneliu Furculiță, Vasile Bolea, Vladimir Odnostalco and Petru Burduja – and 25 other PSRM leaders and activists.” Reniță said in a post on his Facebook page.
The wealth control file on Furculiță’s name was initiated by ANI on October 2, 2020 after Iurie Reniță filed a complaint in this regard.
In September 2020, the former MP asked ANI to initiate the verification of the assets of socialists Corneliu Furculiță, Vasile Bolea and Vladimir Odnostalco, as he claimed to have “conclusive evidence of money laundering from Russia through the famous Bahamas money laundering ring and its use in Igor Dodon’s 2016 presidential campaign”. In the reply he later received from ANI, the former MP said it was mentioned that the evidence presented in the case of socialist Corneliu Furculiță would be partially true, and the documents were handed over for detailed examination to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
In early November 2020, Iurie Renita repeatedly referred the matter to ANI over the financing of Igor Dodon’s 2016 election campaign. At that time, Reniță presented new evidence. Specifically, he claimed that socialist Corneliu Furculiță had borrowed about 6.2 million lei from Exclusiv Media LLC in 2015-2016 without declaring it.
On 29 July, Socialist MP Corneliu Furculiță was heard by prosecutors as a defendant in a criminal case initiated on the fact of illicit enrichment. During the hearing, Furculiță pleaded not guilty, refusing to make any statements about the circumstances of the case under investigation.
After ZdG caught Corneliu Furculiță in the summer of 2020 living in an imposing house that he had not declared, in April 2021 the socialist decided to include the property in his declaration of wealth and personal interests, filed on 31 March 2021. The asset was registered with the Cadastre just two months after ZdG caught the MP and his wife at the house located in a suburb of the capital. The socialist said at the time that the land on which the house stands belongs to his eldest daughter and that the property is a “family investment” and that “several people” participated in the construction. Furculiță said at the time that the building had not been put into use because work was still being done on it and that “who will be the owner, we will decide”.