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Profile updated: 12.08.21
 Viorel Morari 
 prosecutor 
Date of Birth: 14.09.1977
Place of Birth: Taul village, Donduseni district
Citizenship: Republic of Moldova
Viorel Morari began his career as a prosecutor in 2002 and later held a number of administrative roles in the Prosecutor-General’s Office (PGO), in the Anticorruption Prosecution Office (APO), and in the High Council of Prosecutors (HCP). In 2016 he was appointed the chief of the Anticorruption Prosecution Office.

In the spring of 2019, in an anonymous letter, republished by several media institutions, Morari was accused of involvement in an attempt to take over a business. The APO then rejected the allegations in the letter and described them as an attempt to "denigrate the image of the institution". The prosecutor resigned over this allegation but changed his mind shortly afterwards, asking a court of law to reinstate him in office. The interim prosecutor-general Dumitru Robu gave back the job to Viorel Morari in September 2019, citing “the amiable settlement of the conflict” between the two men.

Morari’s further activity at APO wasn’t long though. On 9 December 2019 - days after his investiture as the new prosecutor-general - Alexandr Stoianoglo ordered a comprehensive check at APO and at the Prosecution Office for Investigation of Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS), removing Mr. Morari from office and assigning him at a desk in PGO for one month.

Meanwhile the Chisinau Court canceled Mr. Robu’s order at the request of PCCOCS’ former director Nicolae Chitoroagă. The Chisinau Court of Appeal later overturned the decision of the first instance.

At the beginning of 2020, two criminal cases were initiated in the name of Viorel Morari. In one case - which already reached a court for examination - Mr. Morari is charged with abuse of office, forgery of official documents, and obstruction of justice. A PGO press release reads that he had accepted a complaint from oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, at that time leader of the Moldovan Democratic Party, against Veaceslav Platon, a controversial businessman. The latter was accused of defamation. Based on that complaint Mr. Morari ordered a subordinate to file criminal charges against Mr. Platon, dating the formal procedure’s start date earlier in time.

In a second case, Viorel Morari was charged with illegal enrichment and money-laundering at large scale while misusing his official status. According to prosecutors, Mr. Morari, through his family members and other close people, allegedly laundered large sums of cash, and, therefore, his parents and brother acquired in return land fields and estates worth tens of thousands of euros.

Also in January 2020 the High Council of Prosecutors relieved Mr. Morari from his duties at the Anticorruption Prosecution Office until a final court verdict.

In June 2020, PCCOCS prosecutors decided to remove Morari from criminal prosecution in the case of illegal enrichment, given that not enough evidence has been gathered to charge him.
   Political Affiliation 
   Private Function 
   Public Function 
   Career 
01.2020
Anticorruption Prosecution Office
04.2021
suspended chief prosecutor
09.2019
Anticorruption Prosecution Office
01.2020
chief prosecutor
04.2019
General Prosecutor's Office
09.2019
prosecutor
04.2016
Anticorruption Prosecution Office
04.2019
chief prosecutor
07.2013
General Prosecutor's Office
04.2016
prosecutor, chief of Section
06.2011
Anticorruption Prosecution Office
07.2013
prosecutor, deputy to the chief prosecutor, acting chief prosecutor
04.2010
General Prosecutor's Office
06.2011
prosecutor, chief of Section
11.2004
Anticorruption Prosecution Office
04.2010
prosecutor, chief of Section
12.2002
Donduseni Prosecution Office
10.2004
trainee prosecutor, prosecutor
10.2001
Alecu Russo State University in Balti
07.2002
university lecturer-assistant
   Income 
2018
Total: 3.191,54 EUR
440.061,04 MDL
3.600,00 RON
2017
Total: 1.382,05 EUR
400.045,35 MDL
2016
Total: 1.732,88 EUR
305.460,73 MDL
615,00 USD
2015
Total: 1.290,00 EUR
219.133,01 MDL
932,72 USD
2014
Total: 236.649,56 MDL
2013
Total: 185.125,45 MDL
2012
Total: 137.771,88 MDL
   Real Estate 
2014
Apartment
Value: N/A
Area: 99,3 mp
Ownership: 0%
   Mobile Assets 
2018
Car
Skoda Superb
Value: N/A
2015 - 2015
Car
Skoda Octavia
Value: N/A
2015
Car
Skoda Superb
Value: N/A
2015 - 2015
Car
Skoda Superb
Value: N/A
2015 - 2016
Car
Skoda Octavia
Value: 40.000,00 MDL
2013 - 2014
Caf
Land Rover Freelander
Value: N/A
2013 - 2017
Car
Land Rover Freelander
Value: N/A
2013 - 2013
Car
Renault Megane
Value: N/A
2013 - 2015
Car
Skoda Octavia
Value: N/A
2013 - 2015
Car
Volvo XC 90
Value: N/A
2011 - 2013
Car
Audi A6
Value: N/A
   Bank Accounts 
 Total: 7.240,75 EUR
142.007,47 MDL
13.105,75 RON
0,25 USD
   Loans (Taken) 
2014 - 2029
  Viorel Morari
(0%)
15.000,00 EUR
Diana Joseph  
2014 - 2029
  Viorel Morari
(0%)
15.000,00 USD
Roman Griu  
   Trials 
2020
Morari Criminal case I
(Chisinau Court of Law)
Mr. Morari is charged with abuse of office, forgery of official documents, and obstruction of justice. A PGO press release reads that he had accepted a complaint from oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, at that time leader of the Moldovan Democratic Party, against Veaceslav Platon, for defamatory denunciation. Based on that complaint Mr. Morari ordered a subordinate to file criminal charges against Mr. Platon, dating the formal procedure’s start date earlier in time. According to the investigation, the main purpose of these actions was the interest of the former head of the Anticorruption Prosecution Office to maintain "political and protective support from then leader of the Democratic Party, whom he knew personally".
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