He used to be part of the judiciary system for 35 years. Ivan Diacov began his career at the age of 27, at the Soroca regional prosecution office. He later moved to the Municipal Prosecution Office in Chisinau and managed this institution during 1998-2001 and 2010-2015.
While in this position Mr. Diacov reportedly sent a confidential letter to controversial politician Vladimir Plahotniuc, in which he regretted the latter’s refusal to meet in person for a private discussion - RISE Moldova described this case in an investigation called „Racketeer’s Country”.
Ivan Diacov has been not just a state prosecutor - for three years he had acted as the deputy director of the investigative section at the former Ministry of National Security - today the Inteligence and Security Service, or SIS.
In 2013, the president at that time, Nicolae Timofti, awarded a Labor Glory Order to Mr. Diacov for “a long and fruitful activity in the prosecution agencies, his contribution to law enforcement and order, and high professionalism.”
In November 2015, Ivan Diacov announced his departure from the judiciary system, citing “my protest towards the abuses committed by the Prosecutor-General’s Office.” Interestingly, his resignation occurred three days before the end of his mandate as the chief prosecutor of the capital.
After a long absence in public life in September 2019, Mr. Diacov ran for the mayor in Chisinau, as a candidate from Our Party of Renato Usatîi, a controversial politician.
Ivan Diacov is the younger brother of Dumitru Diacov, a lawmaker and honorary chairman of the Moldovan Democratic Party.
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