On Wednesday evening, the US Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Kent D. Logsdon, announced a list of 21 persons and entities involved in acts of corruption, which brought serious damage to the Republic of Moldova and its citizens. The list includes the former democratic leader, Vladimir Plahotniuc, the fugitive deputy from Israel, Ilan Şor, his wife, the Russian performer Sara Şor, known by the stage name Jasmin, as well as the Şor Party.
Kent D. Logsdon stated that the US decided to impose sanctions against Plahotniuc and Șor, and that Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury found that Vlad Plahotniuc was included in Global Magnitsky Act sanctions list.
At the same time, OFAC found that Ilan Şor is also among the beneficiaries of the theft of the billion. He is complicit, as well, in the actions that undermine the rule of law for the benefit of the Russian Federation.
"Any assets and interests of theirs located in the US or held in the US are frozen," Kent Logsdon said.
The prohibitions applied by the Americans to Plahotniuc, Şor, and Jasmin are also valid for any transaction or provision of funds made by them, including for the benefit of any person or entity from the Republic of Moldova.
Kent D. Logsdon declared that through this gesture, the United States demonstrates again that it stands with the Moldovan people in fighting corruption and protecting the hard-won democracy.
In the list made public by the American ambassador, there are several citizens from the Russian Federation, as well as from the Arab states.
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