Investigations
New Arrest in the Billion-Dollar Bank Fraud

New Arrest in the Billion-Dollar Bank Fraud

Last week, the prosecutors conducted searches at the home and office of the former administrator of the Banca de Economii, Ion Ropot. The Chișinău Court issued a 30-day arrest warrant suspecting Ropot of abuse…
12 March
Behind the Scenes of Japanese Agricultural Investments: Emails, Interests, and Affiliated Companies

Behind the Scenes of Japanese Agricultural Investments: Emails, Interests, and Affiliated Companies

ZdG analyzed a series of official emails between the former Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and the former Ambassador of Moldova to Japan. The correspondence reveals interests of more than half a milli…
08 March
A Violation Of The Right To A Fair Trial

A Violation Of The Right To A Fair Trial

The General Prosecutor’s Office filed an annulment appeal to the Supreme Court of Justice, highlighting that a decision issued in 2020 regarding a defendant was a “flagrant violation of fundamental…
04 March
A 130 Million Dollars Loss for Electricity Debt

A 130 Million Dollars Loss for Electricity Debt

Moldova’s state budget could lose almost 130 million dollars as damage, the equivalent of about 2.2 billion Moldovan lei, due to a twenty-year-old debt for the electricity received from Romania. Following an au…
04 March
The Head Of The Biggest Moldovan Cemetery Reinstated

The Head Of The Biggest Moldovan Cemetery Reinstated

Pavel Eni, the head of the Saint Lazarus cemetery, previously detained for corruption and later suspended from office at the prosecutors’ request, was reinstated. The Chișinău Court took the decision on Thursda…
25 February
A Former President’s Associate Impossible To Fire

A Former President’s Associate Impossible To Fire

The Criuleni Court handed down a decision by which they reinstated the socialist president of Dubasari district, Grigore Filipov, suspended on December 16, 2020, by a decision of the Dubasari District Council.
24 February
A Common Notary for Plahotniuc, Shor, Platon, and Dodon

A Common Notary for Plahotniuc, Shor, Platon, and Dodon

A notary that previously authorized documents for the oligarch Plahotniuc, the fugitive Shor, and the controversial businessman Platon, allegedly provided notary services for the former president, Igor Dodon. O…
18 February
Public Property Agency Officials Cash in Thousands of Euros From State-Owned Companies

Public Property Agency Officials Cash in Thousands of Euros From State-Owned Companies

Officials within the Public Property Agency (PPA) receive annually, additionally to salary income, allowances of thousands of euros by shares with full or majority state capital. ZdG analyzed the declarations o…
08 February
Settling a Dispute of 2 Million Euros Between Controversial Businessmen Platon and Shor

Settling a Dispute of 2 Million Euros Between Controversial Businessmen Platon and Shor

At the beginning of the year, companies affiliated with the two controversial businessmen Platon and Shor signed an alleged Settlement Agreement in a dispute of up to 2 million euros. Veaceslav Platon publicly…
08 February
Criminal Cases Becoming Non-Criminal for a Moldovan Prosecutor

Criminal Cases Becoming Non-Criminal for a Moldovan Prosecutor

A former prosecutor from the Chișinău Prosecutor’s Office was tried for exceeding his authority and accused of investigating fraudulently a murder case of a Dutch citizen killed by three Moldovan citizens…
02 February

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