Private investigator Anatolie Postică, ex-head of the Internal Protection and Anticorruption Division of the Ministry of the Interior, said he possesses information that the former administrator of a real estate company based in Chisinau designed real estate scams. According to Anatolie Postică, who is an anticorruption expert, the illegalities include the hiding of transactions and non-declaring of incomes, which is tax evasion.
In a news conference at IPN, the detective presented an investigation about real estate fraud published in Romania. “If we probe and more thoroughly study the criminal activity of Mister Musteață, we see that this is actually a pyramid that involves private individuals and legal entities. By this scam, based on his arguments, such real estate as apartments and houses is registered in the name of these persons. When the tax service conducts checks, this establishes that these persons didn’t declare incomes. Many people, even persons close to him, including his former mother-in-law, and even his housekeeper had to suffer. He really went thus far,” Anatolie Postică stated, presenting the investigation.
He noted he gathered new information that shows the former administrator of the real estate company resorted to new scams. Some of the company’s employees furnished him with materials such as copies of sales and purchase agreements and advance payment contracts that weren’t included in the accounting records of the firm.
According to Anatolie Postică, there are older unfinished cases featuring the former administrator as an organizer or an accomplice. “There are trials involving five innocent persons engaged in the fraud who risk jail terms. At least the officers with epaulets, the prosecutors should have a guilty conscience when they get money from the budget and protect a person who shrinks from responsibility. What do we do, dear people, in this country?” he wondered.
Anatolie Postică said a series of petitions were filed to specialized prosecutor’s offices, but these were hushed up. “What else do we have? – Corrupt behavior of the law enforcement authorities – from the State Tax Service to prosecutors. The question is: will we leave things like that or will go on? I’m ready to go on,” he noted, adding he intends to submit a complaint to the prosecutor general.
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