New proofs demonstrate that Victor and Viorel Țopa are the ones who run the DA Platform, have appeared on internet. On a short video posted on Youtube in which appears a tapping of the ANTIFA members clears the air that businessmen Țopa are behind the DA Platform and are the only ones that make decisions or at least their orders are being listened and performed by so-called leaders of the DA Platform.

Gutovschi: Hallo!

Svetlicinîi: Sașa,hi!

Gutovschi: Hallo!

Svetlicinîi: Your viber doesn’t work, right?

Gutovschi: Ah, no. Who are you?

Svetlicinîi: Costea Svetlîi!

Gutovschi: Ah Costea Svetlîi, hi, hi, hi.

Svetlicinîi: I write to you, write to you. I spoke with Ana and told me that you have everything, right?

Gutovschi: Yes, call Jana. She will tell you all.

Svetlicinîi: Jana…she doesn’t answer, guys, we must work. I personally got along with Țopa. Do you know Țopa?

Gutovschi: Brothers Țopa?

Svetlicînîi: Yes, yes, I talked personally with Viorel Țopa and told me that he would discuss with Năstase, discuss with everyone that all we will be welcomed manwise…this unionist leaves, gets out for ever…then, when the voting takes place, we are going in the Sqaure and will vote against and for, as she….no one needs her, …. They told me: guys come out, set down in the freedom city. I am with them…I have been discussing all night, he is in Germany.

Svetlicinîi: Deal, he told me that I will represent you, I will tell that you’ve been accepted, go out and work, that no one is to be…from left, forces from the right, center, we are making a whole, understand?

Gutovschi: I understand!

Svetlicinîi: Everything is right, everything is good, we are seeking for the truth, people, there should be no political slogans, and we should restore our city.

Meanwhile, the connection becomes clear between extremist movement ANTIFA and Victor and Viorel Țopa, who impel the members of the semi-legal organization to adhere to the DA Platform.

At the protest organized by DA Platform on the September, 6th   several members of the ANTIFA including his member Grigore Petrenco were taken into custody after some violent altercations in front of the General Prosecutor’s Office. Then the police officers found on them chains, drugs and other illegal items.

To be mentioned that Moldova24 published several compromising materials that say that behind the Platform together with Țopa is Vlad Filat, who is an old friend with Victor Țopa since they were running some important state positions before the governance of Communist Party of Moldova.

Moldova24 is able to bring to your attention the scheme which, according to a Supreme Court of Moldova ruling of October 2013, was used by businessmanViorel Ţopa to loot USD 400.000 from the Savings Bank of Moldova (BEM). All of this is described in the Supreme Court sentence, which is final and irrevocable, and which can be accessed here.


The scheme and the Supreme Court ruling clearly describe howViorel Ţopa, who was holding an important office within the Savings Bank of Moldova, offers a loan of USD 1.000.000 to Air Moldova. As collateral, an off-shore company owned by the same  Viorel Ţopa transfers into the BEM accounts the sum of USD 400.000, previously deposited into the company accounts by several accomplices. Immediately after Air Moldova takes possession of the USD 1.000.000 loan, the second phase of the heist kicks in.

Knowing from the start that Air Moldova would not repay the loan, Viorel Ţopa, still in office at BEM, endorses a document that allows the offshore company – that belonged to him – to withdraw the USD 4.000.000 collateral.

This is how Viorel Ţopa embezzled a “fee” of USD 400K for a loan that he knew well would not be returned. This way, BEM was left without both the USD 1.000.000 loan money and without the collateral illegally withdrawn by Viorel Ţopa.

Viorel Ţopa’s scheme to embezzle USD 400K

1. The accomplices of Viorel Ţopa transfer USD 400.000 onto the accounts of Sparks Management Corporation.

2. Sparks Management Corporation, controlled by Viorel Ţopa, uses the money received as collateral for a USD 1.000.000 loan to Air Moldova.

3. The Savings Bank of Moldova, where Viorel Ţopa is a decision-maker, transfers the USD 1.000.000 loan to Air Moldova

4. Viorel Ţopa transfers the USD 400.000 collateral back to his offshore company, from whence the money came.



Victor Topa’s presence was felt in the Central Square by Stanislav Pavlovschi’s voice, one of the leaders of the DA Platform.

He has asked at the DA meeting, to which today about 20 thousand people attended, the cancellation of the verdicts pronounced by the judges of the present Government.

Pavlovschi referred to businessmen Victor and Viorel Topa, the ones who were accused of the extortion and embezzlement of millions from the country’s banking system and the ones who would stand behind the protests.

Moldova 24

victor si viorel

Accused of being one of those who stays behind the Civic Platform “Dignity and Truth”, the businessman Viorel Topa calls people on Facebook to riot on Sunday and asks the establishment of an interim Government invested in the streets. According to the mesaj.md site, the rumors are being borne that the purpose is to raise a bloody maidan in Republic of Moldova.

In an image attached to the message, the businessman requires openly an interim Government invested in the street, that is, de facto, the overthrow of the current administration in Chisinau by coup. Thus, the information speculated in the media is being confirmed but also on social networks that the Platform “Dignity and Truth” is led by the tandem Victor and Viorel Topa and their aim is to cause a bloody maidan in the Republic of Moldova “, said the source.

A quick reminder: some analysts do not exclude that on September 6th the peaceful protest could turn into street violence caused by the Russian services using political and extremist structures that they maintain in Republic of Moldova. Experts have warned that supporting the protest by extremist politician Petrenco, supported by Russia and who would control the dreaded radical organization Antifa, is of serious concern. And the probability of the Russian involvement, argue the commentators, is very high in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine.

On the other hand, the leader of the Antimafia Movement, Sergiu Mocanu, affirmed that Jurnal TV, which advertises assiduous the actions of the DA Platform, but also the actions of Petrenco, came closer to the pro-Russian extremist forces because of political interests of some DA Platform leaders.

Noting that the main funder of the Jurnal TV is Victor Topa who got away together with Viorel in Germany because of a conviction to imprisonment in Moldova. There are many opinions that Victor and Viorel Topa were ready to ally with pro-Russian extremist forces, only just to return back. And the DA Platform, according to information disclosed in the press, has been created and is currently controlled by the two Topa.


The Civic Platform – Dignity and Truth held today, September 1st a press conference in which urges the students to take part at the movement from the September 6th. The movement in which they are saying that will take down the oligarchs that captured the country.

So much is the information that mass-media should spread about the DA Platform, in their opinion.

They sure want the press not to write about the fact that the DA Platform….NKFURT is afraid that they will not bring enough people from the villages with busses that run on air, with no drivers, free and from these reasons they have decided to make some pedophile politics just after the model of Iurie Rosca. And students are again being used as cannon fodder. The Popular Christian Democratic Party from the DA Platform and some of the organizers of the protest from the April 7th know how to do that.

The leaders of the DA Platform sure want us not to write about the independent analyst, Natalia Morari; Igor Boțan was not present at the conference( perhaps he is afraid sometimes to be with this pack – assuming, not just with his hair).

The leaders of the DA Platform sure want us not to write about the fact that the platform is run by Victor Țopa’s godson (fugitive convicted to long years of prison for major crimes), a rabble of Popular Christian Democratic Party eager to return to trough, NGOs with suspicious connections, media dogs heavily promoted by Jurnal TV and fellows of Filat’s friend.

More than that the leaders of the DA Platform sure want us not to write about the fact that Grigore Petrenco, the leader of the ANTIFA, ex-deputy of the Communist Party of Moldova (a party which managed the bullets, sticks and the boots of the cops who killed Valeriu BOBOC und crippled dozens of young people on April 7th), joined the Platform during the conference and supported the flash-mob at the HQ of the GENERAL MEDIA GROUP – a short rehearsal before the September 6th.

The leaders of the DA Platform sure want us not to be known about the formation of a new party, run by Aramă, Năstase, Dolganiuc, Țopa, Filat. Or, there is no other purposefulness.

And while they don’t want such information to be spread, so we will not publish them.

To be continued…

Gabriel Călin,
for Moldova24

Valeriu Streleț. Prim-ministrul lui Vlad Filat

The International Airport from Chisinau comes again into public attention, after Valeriu Streleț, the new prime-minister put into chair by Vlad Filat (the ex-prime-minister dismissed for corruption), made clear the intention that the method through which the airport was indulged should be investigated and maybe reconsidered.

A noble intention, isn’t it? NO! Because Vlad Filat doesn’t do anything without a profit.

The “kleptomaniac” has the habit – no action without profit.

You will ask yourselves, how is this possible to steal more money from our pockets returning the airport into state possession?

It’s very easy – all the roads go again to… FRANKFURT!

C. Cheianu (mijloc) și A. Durbală (dreapta), angajații lui V. Țopa (stânga): „La Frankfurt am primit asigurări…”

Let’s take step by step. Only this way we can put all the information together offered by various sources, which through the time proved their heavy influence. Or, meanwhile Moldova24 cannot be accused by anyone for spreading some fake information, especially that behind all our statements lay strong arguments and compelling evidence, which can destroy any court cases.

Doi Vlazi. Uneori, sunt nevoiți să dea ochii unul cu altul.

Launched in a mortal (political) fight with Plahotniuc, Vlad Filat, a life-time friend with Victor Țopa, (since they were working together in the team of Lucinschi), decides that it’s high time to take advantage of this friendship, exact in the same way as he did in the case with Pădurea Domnească, when he thought that the moment came to destroy him completely. Now the “heavy” billion takes him down, also his and his relatives’ involvement becomes obvious, Filat (the version of the secret services – the KLEPTOMANIAC or TALIF – his own version) together with the brothers Topa decide to strike the final blow.

These ones jointly drawn up an action plan. A very brave one, even risky. And cynical. They deflect people’s discontent through Jurnal TV and the civic DA Platform and directing it towards Plahotniuc, whom they accuse of the billion theft, even that the only evidence is leading directly to Filat. (This doesn’t mean that Plahotniuc is somehow squeaky clean and in the following we will not come with some spicy details from his life). Here comes the second part of the plan – Filat being taken as a victim. Just that reporters knew the script from the beginning. Thus Filat and Topa have stalled somewhere in the phase of accusation of the DA Platform. Or, even most ardent members of this Platform are doubtful about the real goal of the protests, chiefly that none of them would accept the game of Filat.

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Platforma DA. La microfon – finul și avocatul lui V. Țopa

Meanwhile, the DA Platform shall meet the promises of the hunting pilot of the state money – Topa. And these are: the amnesty in the case where as a result him being a fugitive (Filat still has time to do it during his innings as the dangling president, this is why they made so many mistakes) and the returning of Topa in the aviation, there where he held important positions during his glory period (the Chief of the Civil Aviation, responsible of the Airport reconstruction, Minister of the Transportation).

V. Țopa. Frankfurt. 1 aprilie 2015. Întânirea cu Vlad Filat

If with the first part of the promise made at Frankfurt April 1st, 2005 (when they made the deal about selling Jurnal TV) is a small problem, because the amnesty will be too obvious exposing the entire mafia, then the part about the airport can be easily resolved. Filat already being in charge of it. Or besides the theft of the billion, people still want the airport back.

Thus, with the help of Strelet, Filat starts a campaign of bringing back the airport in the state property so that to install there his own administrators.ere a aeroportului în proprietatea statului, pentru a putea pune propriii administratori acolo.

Doi prim-miniștri. Unul demis pentru acte de corupție. Al doilea mereu gata să execute ordinul primului

So-called administrators agreed with Topas who just know not from rumors, how the financial flows in the aviation can significantly be thinned in favor of their own interests.

Shor, ca de fiecare dată, campion!

You will probably ask yourselves how about Shor, another friend of Filat. Or apparently , he is somehow, a moldavian saying – ‘chidanit-’

with the implementation of Topa’s plan, because he remains without the airport, which, there is no secret got into his hands. This is not just like that!

In the case the state wants to review the concession, Shor will receive huge compensations, or there are conditions in the contract that stipulates excessive amounts. There are not just numbers. This is money that we all shall take from our pockets (as in the case of the TALIFAT BILLION).

We have to admit that Filat is a master in such combinations. Isn’t he?

To revise:

Topa helping Filat to get rid of Plahotniuc, he returns the airport from Shor to the State, where he appoints Topa’s administrators, and Shor pays with the state’s money (namely our money) huge compensations.

Beautiful, isn’t it? All are pleased, including those who are pleading for the returning of the airport.

YOUR TALIF, KLEPTOMANIAC – you can call him whatever you want, is immedicable. He is so stalled that he cannot stop. Then somenone shall stop him forcibly.

Contract Concesionare AIC Partea 1 (1)

Сontract concesionare AIC partea 2


Thing about which people prefer to keep silent or about which the public knows little. That is what we plan to show you in every edition of the Observator. Where is the billion or “Operation Talif”. Enjoy!

Let’s go by the numbers. The missing billion was first mentioned in Observator.

Suddenly, the figure of inter-banks loans has increased, when this amount, from three billion lei suddenly rose to 13.5 billion. Looking carefully, until 2013 all inter-bank loans were relatively equal, spread evenly through the entire banking system, from 2014 we witness that 75% to 80% of them are going to a single bank. Out of these 13 billion lei, almost 11 billion, in fact a bit over 11 billion, went to a single bank Since then, things went awry in the Republic of Moldova. It’s hard to believe what happened next. And it’s equally hard to understand the mechanism that lead to such an outcome. But it’s worth a try.

Of the fact that Vlad Filat and his relatives are directly involved in the Heist of the Century, Veaceslav Ionita anounced as early as last year. He has revealed how unbelievable sums of money were embezzled by Filat’s family, under his guidance and influence. Through some schemes as old as the world itself, sums of money were taken from the Moldovan Savings Bank (BEM), I could only prove about 500 million lei, but the damage is much greater. After making such statements, he found himself sued for liable by Filat’s relatives, who claimed to be wrongfully defamed and denigrated. But the two civil suits are about to crumble. Crumble just like the political career of the man who hid behind the entire scheme described by the former liberal-democrat MP.

It’s interesting how they failed to appear in court for two on two dates, who are running in parallel. At the first trial, they claimed that at the exact time they were themselves on trial, and I remember that six months before that I had made a request to the Anti-Corruption Centre since I was tired to be sued all the time, perhaps it was time to send them to court, as well. Thanks to the prosecutors for having listened. And it’s ironic how they were actually on trial for all the felonies I had put in their charge and for which I had been sued. And for the second lawsuit they entirely failed to appear before the judge. According to our laws, if the plaintiff is absent without a valid motive, the case is dismissed. It wasn’t dismissed yet, but we want to insist that the complaint be overruled, on grounds of the plaintiff not showing up in court. To conclude, the prosecutors have finally confirmed what Veaceslav Ionita was saying a year before and press charges against Filat’s relatives, whom they accuse of plotting criminal schemes aimed to empoverish the Republic of Moldova and to fill their own pockets. We are talking about company seals that were found in the HQ of the companies that were searched with a warrant. We discovered the seals of the companies used to transfer the money, including the sums obtained fraudulently as loans from the Savings Bank (BEM). We found the access codes for bank accounts open for domestic and foreign companies, in off-shore banks. The access codes to these accounts mean that the accounts could be managed remotely. The copy to a set of documents which is now part of the criminal file. We aim to establish how the copy of such documents came into the possession of the persons who are directly involved in the investigation. I prefer to refrain from comments. Furthermore, for the first time, the plan comes to include the name Vlad Filat. After the leader of Our Party, Renato Usatii, reveals several documents that prove how Filat used money from the Savings Bank to finance his own election campaign. The stolen money were transferred by off-shore companies that belong to him to a PR/advocacy firm in the United States.

Rhodos is an offshore company which paid for the entire PR of the Liberal Democrats in the elections campaign. Here is the direct evidence: payments, accounts, transactions…

The Rhodos company had appeared in this new formula, I had the names of Mr. Filat’s relatives, but I did not want to name anyone, as I thought that those were private individuals, I was interested of the fact that they were direct relatives to Mr. Filat and that also they had made payments to an American company. Sadly for me and for the entire public, at the time I did not have the documents to confirm such claims. I knew that this had happened, several people knew about it, but it was beyond possible to have such documents. Since in order to pay for the services of the US company they had used money stolen from the Savings Bank, the US authorities would later start a criminal probe targeted also at Vlad Filat. From the Savings Bank’s money, there were payments made to an American company, at the time the person who approved the payments was under US jurisdiction. And so, the authorities, the US prosecutors were simply compelled to lauch a criminal investigation and to prosecute the case. And from here on you simply can’t blame a political vendetta. As he saw the end was nearer and nearer, Vlad Filat has attempted, in the past few weeks, to contact US vice-president Joe Biden. Filat wanted to persuade him that, in fact, he was just a victim. Biden did not heed. He ignored him. It seems like the decisions at the highest level had already been made. And the dice had been cast. Until the US case went on trial, Moldovan investigators started already to do something about Filat. The Anti-Corruption Centre officers examined carefully all statements made by Mr. Usatii in his press-conference, he was summoned the next day to talk to the prosecutors, he was heard as a witness, according to criminal procedures. He was even warned of the consequences of false testimony. He gave us detailed statements related to what he had said in the press-conference and he also produced copies of the documents that were released to the media. At the moment, we are examining these statements, we are observing them carefully, we are considering our future options for the prosecution of the case, whom exactly we need to question in order to verify if the documents are genuine. They are sure to become the object of a more extended inquest. Let’s allow law enforcers to do their job and to decide independently whether Filat is responsible or not for the theft of 100 million of the missing billion. Money whose route was already deduced. We also tried to established what happened in parallel. How Filat attempted to cover-up his involvement in the embezzlement. Knowing that monkey business can be hid under a smoke-screen, with the proper distraction for the public opinion, Filat decides to increase the stock of affiliated media and purchases to this purpose, with the very money that he had stolen from BEM the portal Unimedia and Radio “Voice of Bassarabia”.

There are no more doubts that they belong to him. Meanwhile, Filat decides to revert to his old buddies, with whom he had tried before, in 2013, to remove Vladimir Plahotniuc: the Topa brothers. He meets up with them in Frankfurt, where he offers them a down-payment for Jurnal TV and sets on to plot the demise of Plahotniuc. I had no idea that I was being followed, especially when travelling abroad. I can say one thing, I never ceased to communicate with certain persons, including – very seldom, but I did communicate – Mr. Victor Topa. And I see nothing wrong with it. This once, the interest of the Topa brothers and those of Filat manage to coincide. The Topa brothers want Plahotniuc destroyed, in order to be able to return to Moldova, to the place where they stole their fortune. And Filat wants Plahotniuc annihilated because he controls the Anti-Corruption Centre and the General Prosecutor, institutions which are getting dangerously close to scoring their biggest hit, a fatal one for Filat.

So, in a context of popular dissent, Filat and the Topa brothers decide to redirect the people’s anger to a single target: Plahotniuc. For this, they take control in the DA Platform, with the aid of Jurnal TV and of certain analysts from competing networks. They lauch attacks on Plahotniuc. Proving extra-zealous, in the meat-grinder falls also Mihai Ghimpu, of the Liberal Party. This happened because Filat is a frustrated individual and he recalled who was the person that notified the Constitutional Court that Filat was unfit for the office of prime-minister, thus humiliating him publically, as he was made to leave office on corruption charges. Filat is but a carrot compared to me. I have been fighting for 24 years, he has no clue as to what is a cause, a struggle. He has nothing sacred in his heart, I cannot tolerate this man. Enough! Up to here!

The DA movement very quickly steps in and leads the crowd in the direction pointed out by Filat and the Topa brothers, blaming Plahotniuc for the stolen billion. This, I repeat, despite the fact that the first clues as to the size of the heist were revealed by Observator, and all these clues lead to Filat. I apologize to the citizens of Moldova when I say that 500 million lei is small potatoes, but when you are considering hundreds of millions of dollars, 500 million lei start looking small. In no time, the true interest of DA were unmasked by the media. It has become obvious for all that the Platform is playing the game of Filat and of the Topa brothers. It went down as quickly as it went up. And its leaders and the media front that backed them up have proven amateurish, making essential mistakes, that were easy to spot. Filat wanted to cause the implosion of the politic leadership in Moldova. But he failed. Seeing that he had come unglued, Filat wanted to start an alliance and for that to conceed anything, even to Ghimpu, whom he despises. And to Plahotniuc, who holds the fate of Filat in his hands. And the Strelet cabinet of 2015 proves that Filat was no longer the country’s most popular figure, as in 2009, but someone who can be easily blackmailed and who would be willing to sell short whatever he has, in order to get away.

This was obvious in his Parliament speech, before the new Cabinet was sworn into office. The Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, the Democratic Party of Moldova, the Liberal Party of Moldova have signed an agreement to ally as the new parliament majority, in order to secure good governance for the Republic of Moldova. Strelet is sworn in as prime-minister and Filat is in for a new suprise. Please make note of my decision to resign as MP in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. Vlad Plahotniuc steps down as MP and the end is somewhere near.

That which you have seen until now would be enough to land someone in prison? I think that the authorities… I don’t mean the people who are already under arrest. I think that today, our authorities have managed to secure enough evidence, including the latest statements made public, with the documents that have emerged, they are enough to launch – and I am sure that it was launched – a criminal probe. Can we expect a criminal case against he who was targeted by this, namely Vlad Filat?

At the time, we can neither confirm, nor deny who will be subject to a criminal investigation. After we study all of the documents and we receive all the answers that we need to the questions that we are sure to ask, we will make a legal assessment of these actions and of the transactions that were carried out as loans from the Savings Bank of Moldova. This is Gabriel Calin, see you soon, goodbye!

Observator is produced by Moldova24.info and Livenews.md, reproduction of this programme is permitted only as a whole.


Topa si prietenii

Imagine for a moment that you are the owner of a trust media. Just like Topa, Plahatniuc and Filat. It’s complicated I know, but concentrate.

Now that you have all the strings to dictate de editorial politicy of a trust, imagine that it doesn’t make money. You have to take out money to provide for it.

So to revise: you have a trust media that you support from your own money, and the trust declares itself a fair-minded one, politically unaffiliated and that doesn’t serve your own interests.

Now explain me why do you need such a trust?

Ok, this is a more complicated question and I don’t wait for an answer now.

Here is another question that you can answer. Especially that is about an actual instance – Jurnal Trust Media.
Jurnal Sponsor

Don’t you see anything suspect? NO?!

If you don’t, I will tell you what seems suspect to me.

A Trust Media without an income promotes from its own money, absolutely ‘detached’-  the event of a political movement that says that has no business with it. Weird, right?

To me, it will also be weird, if I have not written and brought evidence till now about the fact that the DA Platform and Jurnal TV are run by the same owner.

The same question: if we expel everything that had been written about the DA Platform, Jurnal TV and Topas, what is the logic to promote with your own money an event of a political movement that you have no deal with? I am not saying about the TV promotion (in house), but the external promotion, that you pay with real money?

Another question: who pays? The Jurnal TV? Or the DA Platform? If so, who transferred the money into the Jurnal TV account? I won’t be surprised if the DA Platform administrates directly the bank account of the DA Platform…Both Facebook account and the baking one.

Finally, someone was saying that can offer data about the Platform expenses that lives…from air(planes). There could be a small problem, a problem in the financial report. Or the sources from the money laundering of the drug dealers are more complicated to justify.

I still think Cheianu has to make another getaway to Frankfurt, after he was assured by Topa that Filat didn’t buy the Jurnal TV (and just after a couple of days Jurnal TV and Unimedia were singing in unison), to be assured that even the DA Platform has nothing to do with the Topas. After that, these assurances are to serve in the TV Shows „mai pe scurtătură”, „cabinetul din umbra țopilor” or „ora de lins”.

Skunk is in shock!


I must admit that he has a rare gift of turning people into prostitutes.

The furious reaction of the clowns hired by Victor Topa proves yet again that the Observator is on the right track. Because it proves to be a pain in the neck. Things about which people keep quiet or know very little. Observator. Enjoy!

Our programs are a pest for some, because they foil the plans of our friends in Frankfurt, which, with the help of Vlad Filat and several other political players, have laid the foundations of Europe’s most corrupt state. The schemes that they have implemented are operational even to this day. Today, you will learn more about the manner in which Filat’s partners and friends have gained possession of Jurnal. You will also witness the solid connections between Filat and the Topa brothers. Connections that will never disappear, because money is at the centre of it all. Loads of money.

The year is 1999. After resigning from Flux, a publication owned by Iurie Rosca, Val Butnaru and Victor Gurau start up a weekly magazine called Jurnal de Chisinau. The newspaper soon proves successful. The public needed an independent and reliable source of information. The paper published by Butnaru and Gurau sold like hot cakes, and the people believed in every letter printed by the editors of the new publication. At the same time, a team of younginsatiable opportunists, who had gained political power thanks to former president Petru Lucinschi are starting to take care of business. Among these, our already known characters: Filat and the Topa brothers.

Some of them were in charge of the aviation and of the Savings Bank of Moldova, others had privatizations and finance in their pockets. Some were the crack squad, created by Petru Lucinschi. So, after a couple of fraudulent schemes of cigarette smuggling to Romania, achieved through Romold SRL, a company founded by the government-backed team loyal to Lucinschi, the aspiring young ones decide it was high time they took over the entire tobacco market.

In order to achieve their goals, Vlad Filat and his mates needed to assume command of Tutun CTC. Our friends needed a good reason and a massive row in order to succeed. Thus, Filat calls Victor Topa, of whom he asks to hasten up the process. Topa, who had the influence and the needed connections, decides to manipulate the public opinion using Jurnal de Chisinau, where he places several sponsored articles regarding the tobacco market. It is well known that I and Val Butnaru have started up Jurnal in 1999. Immediately after, I noted that there were certain connections between Val Butnaru and certain business people, who were ordering certain “services”. These services meant ordered articles.

Finally, at the top of Tutun CTC comes a person loyal to them, the nephew of general Mishin, a general who later paid back his debt to Filat, for the tobacco plant. He did so by leaving his party with a group of Communists. Up next, we have something that the media has kept quiet until now. This is something that is sure to get you wondering. It’s the take-over of Jurnal de Chisinau by Victor Topa. The question regarding the take-over of Jurnal cannot be analyzed only in the context of the newspaper itself. It’s a bit more complex than this. A certain string of events lead in those days to the assuming of control by Victor Topa. I must stress that it was Victor Topa. Practically, Jurnal de Chisinau, as a unique independent media enterprise.

In his spare time left by the weapons trading in Africa and the embezzlement of bank money, Victor Topa was minding his own aviation business. Thanks to the office that he held, he was responsible of the first ever renewal of the Chisinau International Airport. In those days, a company owned by Victor Gurau also had operations there. According to him, everyone who did business there would have to chip in by 10% of their turnover. Straight into the pockets of Topa. But Gurau refused to pay up.

I was part of the reconstruction effort of the Chisinau International Airport, running an enterprise which built the thermal plant and the heating system in general. I had no idea that I was being under such scrutiny and that a hefty sum had been calculated for me to pay up-front to you know whom. I had to leave the Republic of Moldova, Jurnal de Chisinau was acting autonomously, all fine and well 04.49 until the time when Victor and Viorel Topa were relieved from office.

In 2003 Victor Topa and Viorel Topa are removed from office. The godson of Victor Gurau is appointed in charge of Air Moldova and the Topa Brothers began to lose grip on the aviation industry and especially on the international flight corridors. They decide to build up the pressure on Gurau’s relative, who was hindering their scheme to take over the Air Moldova flights to Frankfurt. My godson, Dorin Chinciuc, was appointed general manager of Air Moldova. He was being pressured, and in a very tough manner, too, so as the new management would not jeopardize the fraudulent schemes that were persisting within the company. And not only in that company. Because it is well-known that a conflict had emerged and it had international ramifications. Namely, it had to do with the route from Frankfurt to Chisinau, and it involved a contract with a subsidiary company – supposed subsidiary of Dresden Bank.

In fact, behind that company there was the same old Victor Topa. As he was aiming to protect his godson, in 2003, Gurau has a serious talk with Victor Topa. 06.16 Topa promises to let them off the hook only after Gurau surrenders his share of stock in Jurnal de Chisinau and he also pays up the money he had previously refused to pay up to the same Topa.

So, at the time of our discussion, we raised the question of our boys being pressured, the question about the sums of money that I was supposed to owe as a result of running some contracts with my enterprise and also we discussed the surrendering of 50% of the ownership rights for Jurnal de Chisinau. My wife was registered as one of the founders but, of course, I was in charge of the day-to-day management.

And, together with Val Butnaru, we went to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and we registered – sorry, correction, we went to the Registrar’s office belonging to the Justice Department, and we transferred the 50% to Val Butnaru Obviously, Val Butnaru was the missing link between Victor Topa and Viorel Topa, because, in our discussions with Victor Topa, a sum of money that was supposed to be received as compensation by my family was put on Victor Topa’s tab.

So, it is well-known that they were working together. In such a manner, under the circumstances of that time, and thus Victor Topa became the key-figure in the subsequent creation of the Jurnal Trust Media Holding. And this was in?… This was in 2003. And this way, Gurau is stripped of his shares in Jurnal de Chisinau and Topa, with the help of Val Butnaru, gains possession of the stock. Through blackmail and threats. Topa had had his eye on Jurnal ever since he had witnessed the true power of the media. He was fully convinced when he placed the first sponsored articles related to the tobacco industry and to the so-called “Filat’s Cigarette” Operation. So, the story of Topa the investor, who only helped Butnaru out, is only a myth. One that is busted by the facts exposed by Gurau. Here is how Topa’s clowns now try to explain the existence of Jurnal TV.

Of all the Moldovans with businesses worth millions, of all the Moldovans robbed by Plahotniuc, Victor Topa was the only person who decided to finance a television network. Not to steal it, like Plahotniuc stole four of them, but to finance it totally, to start it up from scratch. And at this network, I and Anatol had the chance to work since its inception and until the present day, feeling that we are the freest journalists and the freest persons in the country. In fact, nothing is further from the truth. Jurnal TV was build on the foundation of Jurnal de Chisinau. It was taken by force from Victor Gurau. Just like in the case of Galina Proidisvet’s shares in Victoria Bank.

Were there any death threats or physical injury threats aimed at you? Let’s say so… “You’re a grandmother, you have children and grandchildren, think about them.” Was this the message? If you can recall, at the beginning, just as Jurnal TV was starting to go on air, the enterprise was announced as a German investment. Knowing that the media would be all over them for their prior schemes, the Topa brothers decide to conceal the fact that they were actually the founders of the new network. How much confidence can one have in a network that withholds its true ownership, because it may put it to shame, and that was made to reveal its true masters ony after it became way too obvious whose interests are being actually promoted? But keep in mind that these owners have at one point been in charge with the aviation industry and the Savings Bank of Moldova. They governed the country with Vlad Filat. They were and they still are in a lot of dodgy business with him. They have taken weapons to Africa, they are targeted by a massive inquest related to laundering drug money from international traffickers, they are ex-business partners with Vlad Plahotniuc and they are sentenced to long prison terms for embezzlement and blackmail.

And now, they want back. For this, they are using Jurnal TV, which is nothing more than a guerrilla network, built with stolen money. 10.31 And meant to promote their interests and to make them look like angels. Whenever the clowns hired by the Topa brothers tell you stories about their owners, clean as a whistle, it’s worth remembering one thing. That even Jurnal TV, theholiest of holies of this Mafia clan was taken by force, through pressure and blackmail. And Filat was also around, as usual. And he will always be around whenever a new corruption scheme needs to be implemented.

I am Gabriel Calin, we shall see each other soon, for a new edition of Observator. We promise to return to this topic any time need be, in order to rule out any speculations. And we reassure you, like we did countless times before, that we are only going to serve the truth, and not the lie.



Topa si prietenii

9064 characters – contains an article published on jurnal.md. An article about the corruption in Republic of Moldova and the deception of the Europeans. The harsh reaction from Berlin: Republic of Moldova – a big deception for Europeans. All the good has been lost. EU has understood that had been feeding a corrupt elite society.

An article in which we don’t find the name of FILAT – the prime-minister dismissed for corruption.

Why do I have to say that this name is mandatory to find in the article on jurnal,md

Simply because that in the interview in which refers to the Trust of the Topa’s, this name is present. Furthermore he is clear an example of Europeans’ deception among the political class from Chisinau. There are no other examples.



Interviewed by Lena Grau, Stefan Meister, the Chief of German Association of Foreign Affairs, specialized in Central and East Europe, Central Asia and Russian Federation, highlights serious appearance problems that brings Republic of Moldova to grips with European Union, thanks to some fellows as Vlad Filat.


What does the Filat’s unsold Jurnal do? It takes him out of strike and represents the general opinion of the expert. Nice, isn’t it? Are there any doubts that Topas and Filat are playing in the same team? Are there any doubts that Cheianu cozying up Topa, is cozying up and Filat?

Let’s watch a short “отмаска(excuse)-broadcast”. But open-eyed:


Let’s see and a photo:
Topa si prietenii

Let’s see another set of photos:


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Photos 3, 4 and 5. At 13:39, Filat leaves the same hotel, flanked by security guards, as Victor Țopa was already waiting on the back seat of the cab.


Let’s remember the statement made by Topas after in media had appeared information about their meeting with Filat at Frankfurt, but before Moldova24 to publish the photos:

Lately to draw away the attention of the public opinion from the major problems of Moldova – the theft of the billion, subservient justice, the state being captured by a criminal political group which caused the discontent of the citizens; monopolistic media, affiliated especially with Vlad Plahotniuc – the oligarch suited by Interpol, set off an attack without precedent against us, blaming for all the worse.

With this sequence of ideas we come to affirm on our own liability and responsibility the followings: Victor and Viorel Topa – we don’t have any kinship degree both natural or through alliance.

We are not involved or have contact with the emergence and establishment of the Civic Platform “Dignity and Truth”. We didn’t fund and will not fund the Civic Platform “Dignity and Truth” from the simple reason that the members of the group of initiative had declared overtly that didn’t accept any kinds of funding and they are responsible of all the expenses.

For almost 5 years, we had to leave Moldova, being politically and coercive persecuted by the captive institutions, enslaved by Vlad Plahotniuc, who deprived us of bank shares especially acquired through stock transactions, who was tracked down by the Supreme Court from London that is the beneficiary of all our properties stolen after raider attacks during the years 2010-2011.

We specify that currently all our files are at the European Court of Human Rights and international law courts. The Justice from the Netherlands had seized six months ago upon Vladimir’s assets over 70 million dollars, and soon some legal debates will be set up upon this case.

Accordingly we count further on fair justice and European independence not on a Moldavian one, which is utterly at the disposal of the criminal regime of Plahotniuc, at the disposal of his political partners within government or so called opposition.

We declare responsibly that although we support as citizens any kind of protests against discredited political class including those triggered by the Civic Platform ”Dignity and Truth”, like dozens and hundreds of people, we finally decided now and in the future not get involved in any political activities or candidate on the electoral lists.

From the Civic Platform’s “Dignity and Truth” statements we understand that it underlines its informal and non-bias statute, not claiming at the sharing of political power now and later.

So existence of any political interest is a mere speculation and insinuation.

In the context above, I Viorel Topa repeat that I am not and was not the funder of any radio or TV stations from Republic of Moldova.

As well, I- Victor Topa undertake all the time only the Jurnal TV project, unlike the magnate Plahotniuc,that owns in fact 7 radio stations with nationwide coverage from Republic of Moldova, the majority being broadcasting directly from the Russian Federation. The editorial politicy of the station is exclusive prerogative of the editorial team which I admit without any interference.

I am informing this way all the citizens of Republic of Moldova that Jurnal TV, my soul project from its launching till today had some big and irretrievable investments, in the case that the broadcasting market is severe affected by an unfair competition, piracy, lack of objective measures, monopolistic advertisement etc.

I want to highlight that Jurnal TV doesn’t have the main purpose the coverage of the Civic Platform “Dignity and Truth” activity. The activity of the Platform, recently established just confirms the accuracy of the editorial policy of the Jurnal TV of the last 5 years.

It won’t be no reason for offense if any TV or radio stations, including those from Plahotniuc’s media empire will take part in the fairness coverage of the protests, fact that it will never happen and this makes Jurnal TV the only source for coverage of the known protests. In this way Jurnal TV became the most popular and loved TV station from Republic of Moldova thanks to its impartial criticism towards the corrupted political class, prosecution and judicial system.

Despite all the difficulties, Jurnal TV is going to serve the national interest and partially each citizen. On this way we call upon all the economic entities and people with goodwill to strengthen and support the independence of media in order to build a state of law and a society based upon European authentic values.

PS: All left is to believe in Cheianu that had the intention at least for 5 seconds to leave Jurnal TV and didn’t go to Frankfurt for negotiation of his salary.