Impact of an investigation by CIJM: ANI takes control of the prosecutor Popenco’s property

Irina Odobescu
14/12/2020
Colaj: CIJM

The National Integrity Authority (ANI) took control of the property of the prosecutor Adrian Popenco, after the Center of Investigative Journalism had published a complex investigation about the luxury life of the accuser.

In an investigation of the Anticoruptie.md portal, the reporters wrote that Adrian Popenco lives in an enviable house in a luxury neighborhood in Dumbrava, near Chisinau, and has been driving a state-of-the-art Mercedes for three years. However, the prosecutor claims that he does not own anything. According to him, the house is owned by his in-laws, and the car - to a generous relative.

Earlier, the general prosecutor took note following the publication of the investigation.

"Alexandr Stoianoglo took note of Adrian Popenco's report targeted in the journalistic investigation, carried out by the anticoruptie.md portal and sent the materials to the National Integrity Authority for examination. The General Prosecutor's Office shows interest in all aspects referred to in this journalistic material to be examined and clarified by the National Integrity Authority, objectively and in close terms”, reads a press release of the institution.

We remind you that Stoianoglo requested the National Integrity Authority to check the property of his deputy, Ruslan Popov, and of the head of the Ciocana office of the Chisinau Prosecutor's Office, Igor Popa, targeted in the journalistic materials of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Moldova. Although several months have passed, ANI investigations are at dead end. Integrity inspectors motivate procrastination by the fact that investigations are complex and time consuming.

Irina Odobescu
14/12/2020

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