Lawyer Ala Popa threatens journalists: “Don't yell like morons! Your ass will burn! ”

Cornelia Cozonac
10/02/2022
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Lawyer Ala Popa, former wife of prosecutor Igor Popa, investigated for illicit enrichment, sent messages on Thursday on the Facebook page of Portal Anticoruptie.md threatening journalists, following  an investigation by CIJM. The lawyer's reaction comes after CIJM reporters wrote that she was being prosecuted in the same case as prosecutor Igor Popa. "Don't yell like morons! Your ass will burn! ”, writes the lawyer in a message full of mistakes.

"I think you're dummy. I am a lawyer, and the publication of information about the pursuit of a lawyer, including a name, provides liability. Don't yell like morons by telling lies. You will be held liable for any wrongdoing. There are also limits ", writes Ala Popa in the first message sent on the Facebook page of the Anticoruptie.md portal. In the following message, the woman authoritatively asks the reporters to delete the information, threatening that "our ass will burn".

The Anticoruptie.md portal wrote on Thursday that the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office issued an order to indict Ala Popa, because she was allegedly an accomplice of the former deputy general prosecutor, Igor Popa, in the case that was started for illicit enrichment. The information was confirmed for Anticoruptie.md portal by sources from the Prosecutor's Office.

At Ala Popa's complaint, a magistrate cancelled the order not to start the criminal investigation against the journalists from the Center for Investigative Journalism that carried out the investigation regarding the prosecutor's hidden property and the fact that the two divorced in order to hide their property.

Reporters proved that the two live together in an apartment in a residential neighborhood in the center of Chisinau.

Cornelia Cozonac
10/02/2022



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