One more investigation within the "Public money is my money" campaign was conducted by the reporters of anticorupţie.md after a new sign of violations on the Corruption Map of Moldova.

The mayor of the village Zirneshti located in Cahul district was compromised after he allocated money from the public fund to several unsuccessful projects. He couldn't repair the road, the roof of the Culture Center on the millions from the fund, instead of this the video cameras were installed in the kindergarten, the mayor hired all his family and received land for the construction of the house.

       «The country-way of hell»

5 km of roads were repaired and rehabilitated on 1.2 mln lei according to the investigation in 2013– 500 thousand from the Reserve Fund of Government and the rest from the local budget. The repairs were accomplished by the firm «Rutador» SRL, which won the tender organized by the mayor's office.

We can find out on the Academy of Effective and Responsible Governance web-site that the tender procedure was organized for three times. The first one was cancelled because of the abcence of the participants. As a result of second one there was concluded a contract with «Roads of Cahul» and cancelled because of nunfulfillment of the work. The winner of the third tender among four companies became the «Rutador» firm.

The contract of aquisition

12.11.2013

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The Mayor's Office, Zirneshti, Cahul

Rutador

The foundation and repair operation in Zirneshti and Paicu vill., Cahul district

      750.990,59

The agreement for discharge

07.11.2013

Changed DS COP

The Mayor's Office, Zirneshti, Cahul

Drumuri Cahul

The foundation and repair operation in Zirneshti and Paicu vill., Cahul district

 

    - 682.126,00

The contract of aquisition

30.08.2013

COP

The Mayor's Office, Zirneshti, Cahul

Drumuri Cahul

The foundation and repair operation in Zirneshti and Paicu vill., Cahul district

 

      682.126,00

Cancelled of the absence of requests

30.08.2013

COP

The Mayor's Office, Zirneshti, Cahul

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The foundation and repair operation in Zirneshti and Paicu vill., Cahul district

 

                   0,00

The director of «Rutador», Nikolay Maliu, said he couldn't remember his company took part in the tender. He claimed that he was invited to the mayors's office and told to help to repair the roads without a cost sheet and terms of reference. Moreover, despite the unsuitable weather conditions the mayor insisted on the company’s start of the work.

In order to purchase the necessary for the road pebble and gravel the office organized another tender. The winner of this tender became the single company took part in – «Total-Auto». In fact a half of the pebble used for the reparation was obtained by the demolition of several platforms owned by the mayor’s office.


       The waste dump, market, kindergarten and the Culture Center

«Rutador» helped to remove the waste dump in the village. Despite the fact that the contract at the amount of 7265 lei was concluded with one of the villagers, the money was obtained by an employee of the company that had the necessary equipment to clean the dump. The employee did not want the company's management know about these works.

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The police reached the information and commenced a criminal case over the falsification of documents. The mayor admitted his guilt but said he had not received any benefits from the works of cleaning the dump.

There are gaps in the construction of a agricultural market too. Aproximatively 90 thousand lei were planned for the project. The money was allocated from the local budget without a tender stipulated by the law. The project was realized by two contracts for services (23509 and 22833 lei) concluded with individuals, one of which is a relative of the mayor Andrey Paskal. The locals say the mayor’s father was also involved in the work and shared money with Paskal.

72 thousand lei from the local budget were also spent without organizing a tender for the establishment of cameras in kindergarten. By the way, there is a dilapidated furniture in the kindergarten.

An another item of expenditure turned out to be the reparation of the roof of the Culture Center, which soon began to glide. 399,000 lei were transferred to the company won the tender «Talimax Grup». According to the financial audit the amount wasn’t legalized.

Casa primarului construită fără autorizație

Despite the multiple problems in the village, the mayor built a house on a good ground (near the school, the kindergarten and his place of work), obtained without the draw procedure from his office. The house was built without a permit and the mayor got a fine of only 600 lei after a claim at the police.

The president of the Association for the Efficient and Responsible Governance, Olesya Stamate, mentioned that the case in Zirneshti is «a perfect example of how public money should not be used». According to Stamate the majority of the violations we can find in such public acquisitions, when the procedure is made more complicated and the payments are divided, the work is performed without contracts or they are concluded post-factum and, of course, the conflict of interests. The expert also said that «in the case of what happened with the mayor in the village Zirneshti all those violations overlapped and created the impression that the mayor used any opportunity to dispose of public funds for personal ends».

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