Prosecutor’s Office of Moldova: Plahotniuc was the beneficiary of several offshore companies

A few days after the publication of the article “The Metalferos Case: An Episode with Vladimir Plahotniuc” by ZdG, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Moldova, together with the intelligence and security officials, contacted the National Investigation Inspectorate, where searches were carried out.

As a result, four employees of the Department of Investigation of Economic Crimes of the Research and Development Workplace, as well as 12 other people who were part of the criminal group headed by Vladimir Plahotniuc, were detained.

The decree, signed by the prosecutor, reveals information about Plahotniuc’s involvement in the Metalferos theft schemes in the last decade.

It is mentioned that, starting in 2012, Vladimir Plahotniuc, who had three more personalities identified: Plahotniuc Vladimir, Novak Vladislav and Ulinich Vladimir, created and headed a criminal organization through citizen Yuri Chekan and former director of Metalferos Alexei Tsymbrovsky.

The prosecutor’s office claims to have established the involvement of dozens of people in this “criminal organization” who “through several companies and transactions influenced the economic activities of Metalferos”.