Maia Sandu: Banal money laundering is hidden behind false rhetoric of fiscal reforms

Banal money laundering and legalization of the money stolen from people are hidden behind the false rhetoric of fiscal reforms. This is how the leader of the Party “Action and Solidarity” (PAS) Maia Sandu commented on the fiscal reform initiated by the Democratic Party, IPN reports.

According to the PAS leader, a similar bill was rejected last year following pressure exerted by the development partners, civil society and opposition parties. “They urgently need this money to keep power, to corrupt the voters and to definitively rig the elections. We should now oppose this abuse and make sure that the stolen US$ 1 billion is returned to the people, not to the group of thieves that is now in power,” the politician wrote in social media.

Maia Sandu said that together with the reform, the stolen funds will be repatriated, but not as money returned into the public budget for the citizens, but s property of those who embezzled the money. “The government revealed its true colors and admitted thus that it is involved in the “theft of the century”. This is the essence of the three laws (282, 283, 284) that were introduced furtively in several hours, without public consultations and with serious violations of elementary procedures so that they are urgently adopted by Parliament,” she wrote.

The package of laws on fiscal stimulation promoted by the ruling party envisions the voluntary declaration of buildings, cars and other goods and of sums that weren’t declared until now for a tax of 3% of their value.