The criminal empire of Plahotniuc expanded its specialization: the oligarch is involved in the criminal case on arms smuggling (DOC)
The oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc is involved in another criminal case, initiated on the fact of smuggling of arms, oil products, money laundering, and the creation of an organized criminal group.
. Proof of this is the request for legal assistance sent to the US Department of Justice by the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). A relevant document was published by the leader of “Our Party” Renato Usatyi.
“Yesterday [on the air of TV8 channel] I spoke about another criminal case in Romania, which arouse a fear of Vladimir Plahotniuc. As I promised, I publish the documents. It refers to money laundering, seizure of control over the bank and a network of fuel stations through rogue companies and the arms trafficking. The case was opened in 2004, and in 2005 the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism of the Prosecutor’s Office of Romania contacted the US Department of Justice, having stated these facts and having expressed an important suspicion”, Renato Usatyi wrote, commenting on the content of the appeal.
“Bucharest informs the US that the investigation has infrmation on the involvement of Vladimir Plahotniuc in the illegal arms trafficking and indicates the connection between Plahotniuc’s firm Program Invest SRL and aviation company Aerocom, controlled by the US convict Victor Butu. I appeal to the official representatives of Romania and the United States of America with a proposal to speak out about this information,” - Usatyi added.
Meanwhile, the document itself describes the details of the criminal case. The names of Vladimir Andronachi, as well as od the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, appear in the appeal. The document states that the application for the provision of legal assistance was sent within a criminal case initiated on the fact of smuggling of arms, oil products, money laundering, and the creation of an organized criminal group.