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Profile updated: 16.03.20
 Vasile Sarco 
 investigator 
Date of Birth: 24.02.1977
Place of Birth: city of Soroca, Soroca district
Citizenship: Republic of Moldova
A specialist in investigation of economic crimes and money-laundering operations, Vasile Sarco started in 2001 as an inspector at the police commissariat of the Center District in the capital. He also worked in various positions in the Center for Combating Economic Crime and Corruption - now the National Anticorruption Center (CNA) - and in the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

In December 2012 he was appointed the chief of CNA’s Anti-Money-Laundering Office, which in 2018 became an autonomous unit under the direct control of the Government and Mr. Sarco took over as its chief for a five-year term.

During his stewardship the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering launched an investigation into the so-called Russian Laundromat operation, which envisaged the illegal transfer of around 20 billion dollars from Russia to offshore accounts, and into the 2014 financial fraud, which deprived Moldova’s banking sector of one billion dollars and pushed three commercial banks to bankruptcy.

Both events are reflected in his economy doctoral paper which he defended in 2018. Titled “Enhancing the management of the operation for prevention and fight on money laundering,” Mr. Sarco’s thesis describes a variety of ways to minimize the risks of banks’ involvement in money-laundering operations or legalization of illicit revenues.

The officer says in this paper, “The fact that for around 18 months three banks of systemic importance [for Moldova] succeeded to complete a fraud of 13.3 billion lei (12% of GDP) is a genuine failure of the National Bank of Moldova as a regulator in this sector.”
   Political Affiliation 
   Private Function 
   Public Function 
   Career 
03.2018
Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering
director
12.2012
National Anticorruption Center
03.2018
chief of Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering
2011
Center for Combating Economic Crime and Corruption
2012
chief of the Internal Audit Bureau
2009
Chisinau Municipal Police Department
2011
chief of the Fraud Investigation Section
2004
Ministry of Home Affairs
2008
head of the Operative Investigations Section of the Fraud Investigation Directorate
2003
Center for Combating Economic Crime and Corruption
2004
chief inspector within the General Territorial Directorate of Chisinau
2001
Police Commissariat, Center District, Chisinau
2003
inspector, Bureau of Economic Police
   Income 
2019
Total: 445,83 EUR
610.102,51 MDL
2018
Total: 445,83 EUR
794.207,00 MDL
2017
Total: 445,83 EUR
475.819,15 MDL
2016
Total: 436.231,18 MDL
2015
Total: 383.709,80 MDL
2014
Total: 186.718,63 MDL
2013
Total: 1.114.862,45 MDL
2012
Total: 165.158,47 MDL
   Real Estate 
2017
Agricultural land
Value: 0,00 MDL
Area: 0,0696 ha
Ownership: 50%
2013
House
Value: 826.901,00 MDL
Area: 139,5 mp
Ownership: 50%
2013
Other real estate
Value: 25.411,00 MDL
Area: 19,2 mp
Ownership: 50%
2003
Urban land
Value: 141.137,00 MDL
Area: 0.0813 ha
Ownership: 50%
   Mobile Assets 
2015
Car
Toyota RAV 4
Value: 485.000,00 MDL
2011 - 2013
Car
Skoda Octavia
Value: 186.000,00 MDL
   Bank Accounts 
 Total: 8.351,69 EUR
   Investigations 
   Documents 
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