Ion Butmalai

Ion Butmalai
Member of the Moldovan Parliament
In office
Personal details
Born(1964-10-09)9 October 1964
Tigheci, Leova, Moldovan SSR
Died9 December 2014(2014-12-09) (aged 50)
Cahul, Cahul District, Moldova
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party

Ion Butmalai (born October 9, 1964 Tigheci, Leova – died December 9, 2014 Cahul[1]) was a Moldovan politician and a deputy in Parliament of Moldova from 2009 to 2014, member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova.


Ion Butmalai was born on October 9, 1964, in Tigheci village, Leova district, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union. In 1982-1984 he satisfied the military service within the border guards. In 1984-1985 he was a policeman driver at the Leova Police Station. Butmalai was a member of the Parliament of Moldova from 2009 until his death in 2014. Between 1985-1987 he studied at the Special Middle School of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR in Oryol, Russian SFSR, USSR, at the specialty - JURIST, the specialization - Administrative practice of the State Auto Police. From 1991 to 1996 he studied at the "Ștefan cel Mare" Police Academy of the MAI, from Chișinău, Republic of Moldova, specialty - JURIST, specialization - Practice and Administration in the OAI, Master - Criminal Law.[2]


On December 9, 2014, around 12:00, Ion Butmalai was found dead by his wife, shot in his chest, from his own legally-owned gun, in the garage of his home in Cahul. [3][4][5] It is known that he would have left behind a farewell note dated December 9, 2014 at 8:50, in which he blames in his death Vlad Filat (president of the LDPM) Vlad Plahotniuc (the first vice-president of the DPM), Valeriu Streleț (the first vice-president of the LDPM), Liliana Palihovici (vice-president of the LDPM), Vadim Pistrinciuc (vice-president of the LDPM), Victor Rosca (general secretary of the LDPM ).[6] He was 50. He was buried with military honors on December 11th.

Ion Butmalai was married and had two sons for 24 and 16 years.[7]


  1. ^ BREAKING NEWS. Ion Butmalai S-A IMPUSCAT, in apropiere de casa sa
  2. ^ Biografia lui Ion Butmalai pe site-ul personal
  3. ^ Ultimă oră! Ion Butmalai a fost găsit împușcat mortal
  4. ^ Deputatul PLDM Ion Butmalai a fost găsit împușcat
  5. ^ "BREAKING NEWS. Ion Butmalai, IMPUSCAT IN PIEPT, in garajul casei sale de la Cahul". Pro TV. 9 December 2014.
  6. ^ (DOC) „Scrisoarea de adio” a lui Ion Butmalai pentru procurori: Filat și Plahotniuc sunt vinovați
  7. ^ Ion Butmalai, condus pe ultimul drum. Sute de oameni au venit sa-si ia rămas bun - FOTO

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