Three Deputies, from the alliance ACUM, ask the provisional general prosecutor, Dumitru Robu, to investigate how the 2016 election campaign of the Socialist Party (PSRM) was financed, saying that there are suspicions regarding the fact that the socialists would have participated in money laundering schemes originating from abroad.
The deputies Iurie Reniță, Octavian Țicu and Lilian Carp refer to the investigations of the Service of Prevention and Combat of Money Laundering within the CNA, which show that since 2016, more individuals and legal entities from the Republic of Moldova have actively participated in a scheme of money laundering in extremely large proportions with an unknown origin, via offshores registered in the Bahamas, and subsequently used for the PSRM campaign.
„I submit the materials that reveal a series of illegal actions of money laundering, involving some individuals and legal entities affiliated with PSRM”, declared Reniță.
The deputy also says that this case was covered up, because former leader of the Democratic Party (PDM), Vladimir Plahotniuc, considered that Igor Dodon „would rather be a partner, than let Maia Sandu come to power, as a candidate in the 2016 presidential elections”.
Thus, the three deputies who signed the endeavour, ask the prosecutors to thoroughly check the facts described in the materials and to undertake the necessary measures to „ensure state security and perform justice aimed at combating corruption and protecting the national financial-banking system”.
So far, the socialists have neither responded nor reacted to the accusations of the three deputies.
It should be mentioned that an investigation done by RISE Moldova revealed, in September 2016, that the socialists were grouping around a secret business, with an offshore company connected to the Russian Federation and set up in one of the most famous tax paradises in the world – the Bahamas. The stake was high: a transfer of over 30 million lei, an amount that far exceeds the PSRM budget from the local elections of 2015.
The money entered the Republic of Moldova a few months before the presidential elections, through a media company. Based on some loan agreements, millions of lei came from this company to the party’s sponsors. Some of them are politicians and have climbed Mountain Athos with Igor Dodon.