Investigations

2014-12-10
Olga Ceaglei, Cornelia Cozonac, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 740 views
The election campaign of this year has been the most expensive one of the past five years. The parties aspiring for the legislative forum put tens of millions of lei in the game. Unemployed and youth without a penny, pensioners and millionaires launched into the race for the 101 seats of the Parliament. Whether some candidates bought their seats in the Parliament or not, we do not know.  
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2014-10-22
Cornelia Cozonac, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 867 views
In the past three years, tens of land plots located in the central areas of the capital cities arrived in private hands through dubious schemes. Without a tender, but not without the involvement of officers of the Chisinau Mayor’s Office, judges, lawyers and bailiffs. Each land plot lost amounts to tens of thousands of euros. Representatives of the Mayor’s Office and members of the Municipal Council accuse each other or blame the imperfect legislation and judges who allegedly “illegally substitute for the local public administration.”  
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2014-01-05
Olga Ceaglei, Center for Investigative Journalism, Valentina Basiul, Newspaper “Adevărul”  comments | 1814 views
SCHEME This seems to be the recipe of success used by the brothers Andrei and Victor Toacă, apparently some ordinary young businessmen who have managed to rent tens of hectares of woodland and build villas in the outskirts of Chișinău. In reality, they are just a guise for high officials and members of the Parliament.  
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2014-01-04
By Olga Ceaglei, Center for Investigative Journalism, Valentina Basiul, Newspaper Adevarul  comments | 1589 views
If you thought only Vladimir Voronin has a weakness for resting in Moldova's Codri (the forests that grow in the hilly part of Moldova), you are wrong. Officials of the current governance, coming to the end of its mandate, have taken inspiration from the communist leader and have acquired plots of forest land at just five kilometers away from Chișinău.  
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2014-01-03
Olga CEAGLEI, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 1343 views
In the yard of a former employee of the Federal Security Service (FSB), in a miserable shelter in a Moscow's suburb, a number of persons are kept in inhuman conditions. The people, some of whom have severe disabilities, starve and are required to beg, being beaten and humiliated. Those who control them are a group of Moldovan citizens of Roma ethnicity.  
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2013-12-10
Cornelia Cozonac, Natalia Porubin, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 1325 views
Tens of girls are raped by the adult men from their own families. Many of such crimes are never discovered and the cases that are deferred to justice "walk" through courts years in a row. Most of the incest cases in Moldova result in symbolic sanctions and with the abusers remaining in freedom.  
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2013-12-09
By Olga Ceaglei, Center for Investigative Journalism, Valentina Basiul, Newspaper Adevarul  comments | 1736 views
If you thought only Vladimir Voronin has a weakness for resting in Moldova's Codri, you are wrong. Officials of the current governance, coming to the end of its mandate, have taken inspiration from the communist leader and have acquired plots of forest land at just five kilometers away from Chișinău.  
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2013-12-09
Natalia Porubin and Tatiana Rotaru, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 1347 views
The children who have been through bitter drama by being sexually or physically abused, when they come into the criminal investigation and law-enforcement systems, become victims again. They must relive the nightmares again and again before the policeman, then before the prosecutor, and when they come before the judge - they have to sit next to or facing the perpetrator. The child's contact with the judiciary most of the times leaves sequels for the rest of their lives if their treatment is not adequate, psychologists say.  
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2013-12-08
Natalia PORUBIN, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 1350 views
In Moldova a sexually molested child has minimal chances of being done justice to. Many such cases are dismissed for lack of evidence and one of the main causes is the quality of psychiatric-psychological examinations, which is a key instrument in establishing the guilt of the criminals.  
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2013-04-26
Ion Preașca, Adevarul  comments | 1727 views
Liuba Pruteanu, Deputy Chief Judge of the Buiucani District Court of Chișinău, is suspected by the National Anticorruption Center (NAC) of having abusively taken a land plot of 12.5 acres in the city outskirts. The judge says she does not know anything about the NAC investigations.  
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2013-04-25
Ion Preasca, Adevarul.ro/Moldova  comments | 1726 views
In 2012, half of the amount of the road repair contracts from the Road Fund came into the hands of a group of ten companies, many of which have connections with the politicians or are part of tax evasion and money laundering schemes.  
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2013-04-23
Tutor Iașcenco, Cornelia Cozonac  comments | 1663 views
The state material reserves have been used by the Moldovan governments of all colors in their personal and their party interests, as electoral giveaways or as tools for supporting “our people.” The law-enforcement bodies, required to counteract decisively any act of corruption, protectionism or nepotism, pretend not to see such cases even when they are broadly covered by the media.  
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2013-04-21
Vladimir Javgureanu, Ion Ciumeică, Gazeta de Sud newspaper   comments | 1615 views
Last year, the ex-president of the district of Basarabeasca, Ilie Cernăuțan, and the ex-deputy president of the same district Ion Achiruș were dismissed from their functions and brought charges against for bribery.  
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2013-04-19
Natalia Porubin, Center for Investigative Journalism   comments | 2127 views
Tamara PlămădealăA child from the north of the country was to be adopted by an Italian couple under the excuse that he allegedly was infected with HIV/AIDS. Although it was based only on a suspicion, this diagnosis was used as cover to facilitate his adoption abroad. This case, in which a number of violations were committed, was supported by Tamara Plămădeală, Child’s Ombudsperson.  
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2013-04-13
Cornelia Cozonac, Center for Investigative Journalism  comments | 1698 views
In 2009, a group of nongovernmental organizations, reunited within a civic initiative entitled the Civic Initiative for a Clean Parliament (CICP), launched into monitoring according to some integrity criteria the candidates in the electoral lists of parties signed up in the run for the Parliament. The NOGs thus aimed at offering to the citizens broad information about those aspiring to a public office so that the electors votes are informed. The CICP also aimed at putting pressure on the parties to clean off their lists of compromising elements and to promote to the Parliament integral persons, having an untarnished image who would work in the citizens’ interests.  
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