May 10, 2015
I have a hard time believing this story because Jews are God’s chosen people.
Why would the chosen ones steal a billion dollars from a poor White country?
Three of the biggest banks in Moldova reached the brink of collapse in November after suffering losses totaling $1 billion—a shocking sum in an impoverished Eastern European country with a gross domestic product of less than $8 billion.
Now shock is turning to anger. In a report made public this week, investigators from the corporate risk-management firm Kroll pointed to a group of companies and individuals the report says are connected to a wealthy 28-year-old Moldovan banker named Ilan Shor. According to the report, the alleged conspirators may have surreptitiously taken control of the banks and then lent themselves nearly $1 billion, collateral-free. The money was spirited out of Moldova and into offshore bank accounts, according to the report. Records of many transactions were deleted from the banks’ computers, and some documents were allegedly loaded into a vehicle that was reported stolen and destroyed in a fire a few hours later.
Shor, who served as chairman of one of the banks, was placed under house arrest on Wednesday and has been charged with “abuse of office while managing a bank,” says Eduard Harunjen, chief prosecutor of Moldova’s anticorruption office. Three other people, whom Harunjen didn’t identify, have also been charged in the bank heist.
In a statement issued by a spokeswoman, Shor described the allegations against him as “groundless” and said he will “support the authorities in finding out the truth” about the bank losses. Shor said he had taken trips outside the country since the investigation began and returned because he didn’t want to “jeopardize in any way the prosecutors’ activity.”
The Israeli-born Shor, whose family immigrated to Moldova when he was a toddler, is one of the country’s wealthiest people. His business interests, some inherited from his father, include insurance companies, television stations, a local soccer club, and the duty-free concession at the Chisinau airport. He also has a security company called Klassika, cited in the Kroll report as the owner of the vehicle that was loaded with bank loan records and destroyed in a fire. In 2011, Shor married a Russian pop singer known as Jasmine, in a lavish ceremony at the Palace of the Republic, a Chisinau landmark that’s the former seat of Parliament.
The Kroll report, commissioned by Moldova’s central bank, was released on Monday by the speaker of Parliament after thousands of people rallied in the capital, Chisinau, to protest corruption and demand recovery of the missing money. Government bank bailouts have already cost hundreds of millions of dollars. (Calls to Kroll’s European headquarters in London were not immediately returned.)