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Is Plahotniuc’s Holding in the Kroll 2 Report? Which Media Companies are Included in the List of Beneficiaries of the ‘Stolen Billion’

12 July 2019
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The companies affiliated or belonging to the former Chair of the Democratic Party, Vladimir Plahotniuc, are on the list of beneficiaries of the money laundered from the Republic of Moldova’s banking system. The leader of ‘Partidul Nostru’, Renato Usatii, published on social media the parts 2 and 3 of the Kroll Report, which also include a list of companies that would have benefited from the stolen billion. Some of these – OTIV Prime Holding, Prime Management LLC, Prime TV FCC and others would be connected to Vlad Plahotniuc.

OTIV Prime Holding BV included five companies, including Prime Media. Prime Management Company, which managed Plahotniuc’s affiliated TV channels, was established in 2010. The former appeared as Plahotniuc’s single company in his declarations of property for 2010-2014.

The co-owner of Prime Management, besides Vladimir Plahotniuc, was the former Speaker, Andrian Candu.

Finpar Invest LLC and Gemeni SA are listed among the companies found in the Kroll report and connected to Vlad Plahotniuc.

Recently, RISE Moldova wrote that a number of properties registered on Finpar Invest’s name, a company affiliated to democrat MP Vladimir Plahotniuc, were seized by investigators within a criminal case initiated for money laundering. Among these, the company’s studios where Prime TV, Publika TV, Canal 2 and Canal 3 are currently working were also seized, as well as Publika FM and MUZ FM radio stations.

The spokeswoman of the National Anticorruption Center, Angela Starinschi, stated on Friday 12 July for that a number of properties registered on Finpar Invest SRL name appeared in the ‘stolen billion’ file.

UPDATE: Renato Usatii published a document that he claims is the integral version of the Kroll 2 report.