The General Prosecutor Alexandr Stoianoglo requested on Friday the National Integrity Authority (ANI) to check the property of the Deputy Chief of the Chisinau Prosecutor's Office Adrian Popenco, targeted in a journalistic investigation.
The general prosecutor filed a complaint following the publication of an investigation by the Center of Investigative Journalism which revealed that Popenco lives in a luxury house, registered on his in-laws, and drives a car worth almost 60,000 euros, registered on a relative’s name.
"Alexandr Stoianoglo took note of Adrian Popenco's report targeted in the journalistic investigation, carried out by the anticoruptie.md portal and sent the materials to the National Integrity Authority for examination. The General Prosecutor's Office shows interest in all aspects referred to in the aforementioned journalistic material to be examined and settled by the National Integrity Authority, objectively and in close terms”, reads a press release of the institution.
Maria Dastic, press officer at ANI, informed us that the institution she represents was also notified of the investigation about prosecutor Popenco.
We remind you that the General Prosecutor previously requested that ANI check the property of his deputy prosecutor general Ruslan Popov and of the head of the Ciocana office of the Chisinau Prosecutor's Office, Igor Popa, targeted in the journalistic materials of the Center of Investigative Journalism in Moldova. Although several months have passed, the ANI investigation is stepping up on the spot. Integrity inspectors motivate tergiversation by the fact that the investigations are complex and time consuming.