In the aftermath of CIJM investigations. Former socialist Ghenadie Mitriuc rejected by the Chisinau Court of Appeal

Viorica Mija
Sursa: arhiva Președinției

The Chisinau Court of Appeal has rejected the request of former socialist deputy Ghenadie Mitriuc to invalidate the act issued by the National Integrity Authority (ANI) against him. This decision comes after inspectors identified discrepancies between his reported income and expenses, totaling nearly 300 thousand lei. uncovered that during the November 2016 presidential campaign, Mitriuc transferred over 70 thousand lei to the electoral account of the PSRM competitor, Igor Dodon. Additionally, CIJM journalists reported that he owned eight plots of land in the city of Ungheni, all acquired during his two terms as a city councilor. These properties included six buildings, such as an apartment, a house, a commercial space, a garage, and a holiday home on the shores of the Black Sea in the Odesa region, Belgorod-Dnistrovsk district, with a declared cadastral value of 250,001 lei.

The integrity inspector scrutinized all of Mitriuc's income and expenses during his tenure as a parliamentary representative and discovered that almost 300 thousand lei were not declared, along with the undisclosed source of these funds, which the former deputy used for various purposes.

"As a result of the comprehensive examination of the materials gathered in the control file and the calculations presented in the analysis table, which is an integral part of the control file, it was determined on 26.04.2017 that there was a substantial difference in the amount of - 286,140.59 lei," the integrity inspector noted in the report.

Although Ghenadi Mitriuc was summoned by ANI to provide supporting information regarding the substantial difference found by the integrity inspector between his acquired wealth and reported income, he did not respond to the invitation.

In response, ANI, through the court, has ordered the recovery of the value of the unjustified property for the benefit of the state or its confiscation. This also includes the forfeiture of his right to hold public office for the next 3 years.

In his most recent annual declaration for the fiscal year 2022, Ghenadi Mitriuc stated that he earned income from a high salary at the Ungheni District Council, totaling over 233 thousand lei. He also earned interest from two commercial banks and 129 thousand lei from renting out a means of transport. The former deputy disclosed ownership of 8 plots of land, 3 apartments (one of which was inherited), and a house. Mitriuc also stated that he owned 5 cars, a truck, and a trailer, and he is involved in managing the activities of two companies based in the municipality of Ungheni.

Viorica Mija

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