Former MP Sebastian Ghita , acquitted in court case with former heads of Prosecutor’s Offices and Police chiefs from Prahova

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Former MP Sebastian Ghita was acquitted in the corruption case in which he was sent to judgement by DNA together with former heads of Prosecutor’s Offices and Police from Prahova, who were also acquitted by the court. The decision was taken on Thursday by the magistrates of the Supreme Court. The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) also decided to revoke the arrest warrant issued in absentia at the beginning of the least year on Sebastian Ghita’s name, who was at that time under judicial control in this case, to remove the seizure ordered by the magistrates on Sebastian Ghita’s goods, and to return the bail of RON 54 million.

Along with Sebastian Ghita, the former Chief of the Prahova County Police Inspectorate, Viorel Dosaru, the former Chief of DGA Prahova, Constantin Ispas, and prosecutors Liviu Tudose and Aurelian Mihaila, former chiefs of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to Ploiesti Court of Appeal, were also acquitted in this case.

Sebastian Ghita was acquitted for all the six charges from this case, including giving bribe, blackmail or driving without license.

The court also decided to revoke the arrest warrant issued in absentia at the beginning of the last year on Sebastian Ghita’s name, who was under judicial control at that time.

The magistrates also ordered to remove the seizure established by the magistrates on Sebastian Ghita’s goods, as well as to return the bail of RON 54 million.

 

Sebastian Ghita left Romania on the night of 19th to 20th of December, 2016, and was captured in Belgrade on April 14, 2017. Ghita had a Slovenian driving license and ID card and was with his brother when he was captured.

The former PSD MP was arrested by the Serbian authorities for two months for possession of falsified documents and was released on bail.

On June 7, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader stated that the Romanian state is in extradition proceedings in the cases of Sebastian Ghita and Elena Udrea, and that in Ghita’s case, the extradition request was made and the complements requested by Serbia were sent.