Former ministers Nagy and Chiuariu get suspended sentences

Former Justice Minister Chiuariu will file complaint at ECHR.
Former Communications Minister Zsolt Nagy has been sentenced to four years in jail, suspended sentence, and former Justice Minister Tudor Chiuariu has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail, also suspended sentence, by the High Court of Justice (ICCJ) in the “Romanian Post” case. The ICCJ ruled a probation period of eight years for Nagy and six years for Chiuariu. Mihai Toader, former director general of the Romanian Post National Company (CNPR), was sentenced to four years in jail, suspended sentence, while Andrei Marinescu, executive director of CNPR’s Strategic Development Directorate, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail, suspended sentence.
According to the investigators, from 2005 to 2007 the CNPR representatives contributed, through a series of illegal documents, to the transfer of a building from public property to the property of SC Imopost Development SA. Nagy and Chiuariu were involved as government representatives, the two issuing a regulation meant to “clarify” the plot of land’s juridical situation and to thus favor the aforementioned company. The damages in this case were estimated by the DNA at EUR 8,619,787.
Tudor Chiuariu, currently a PNL Senator, who had been acquitted for malfeasance in office on November 27, 2012, stated on Saturday that “justice has been defeated by a sentencing issued without evidence and legal basis,” announcing that he will file a complaint at the ECHR. The Liberals did not comment the court’s decision in the Chiuariu case, but hope that he will “overcome the difficult personal moment and will remain alongside PNL.” PNL President Crin Antonescu stated on Friday evening that the party’s Permanent Delegation will discuss Chiuariu’s case next week, pointing out that he avoids commenting on a court sentence. Chiuariu is also chairman of the Senate’s Judicial Commission, however the issue of his resignation has not been raised for the time being. PSD Senator Ovidiu Dontu, a member of the Juridical Commission, stated that Chiuariu is the only one who can decide to resign.
Vintu, 2 years in jail for favouring Nicolae Popa
Sorin Ovidiu Vintu was sentenced by the High Court on Friday to two years in jail in the case concerning Nicolae Popa, who was convicted in 2006 in relation to the collapse of the FNI. The sentencing is executory. The High Court of Justice (ICCJ) has thus upheld the sentence issued by the Bucharest Court on October 2, 2012 and confirmed in June 2013 by the Bucharest Court of Appeals. Vintu was taken to the Rahova Penitentiary. Vintu was released on May 1, 2013, from the Jilava Penitentiary, after he served one year in jail for blackmailing Sebastian Ghita.

1 Comment

  1. Transylvanian Werewolf says:

    Yet more “suspended” sentences, why are we NOT surprised?
    Its a case of the old boys club looking after its members.

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