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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
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 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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