The Social-democrat is accused of receiving from Irina Jianu undeserved benefits worth ROL 5.2 bln in exchange of appointing her deputy chief inspector and chief inspector of ISC.
Former Transportation minister, now PSD deputy Miron Mitrea was sent in court once again by anticorruption prosecutors, in relation to overhaul works worth over ROL 9 bln at his mother’s house, Mediafax reports. According to the source, the first term of the trial at the Supreme Court is November 15. Initially, the court had scheduled the trial on 4 March 2014, but it was rescheduled in November this year, at the request of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA).
Co-defendants with Miron Mitrea in the same case are the former deputy chief of the State Inspectorate for Constructions (ISC), Irina Paula Jianu and the former chief architect of the Voluntari Municipality, Nicolae Popescu. The three were due to go in court earlier, by judges returned the accusation document to the DNA, in order to be made once again.
At the middle of October, Miron Mitrea went to the DNA head office to sign a document which certifies that he was informed about the evidence in this case. The lawmaker said that the corruption case against him remained “exactly the same” as when it was returned by judges to the DNA in view of repeating the criminal probe. He added that, at some moment, the damage in the case had been diminished to ROL 5 bln, but now it returned to the initial sum. On the same occasion, the social-democrat said that the probe in this case started in 2005 and is still going on.
According to the accusation document, during 2001-2002, Miron Mitrea, then minister of Public Works, Transportation and Housing, demanded and received from Irina Paula Jianu undeserved benefits worth ROL 5.2 bln (RON 520,000), representing the value of overhaul works conducted by the companies Conimpuls SA Bacau, Vertcon SA Bacau, Durimpuls SRL Bacau and Regal Glass SRL Bacau at a building owned by Mitrea’s mother in Voluntari, Ilfov County. “The underserved benefits were demanded and received in exchange of appointing and maintaining Irina Paula Jianu as deputy chief inspector and chief inspector of the ISC. When she was appointed to the public office, Irina Paula Jianu had the quality of vice-president, respectively shareholder in the aforementioned companies,” mentions the accusation.
Prosecutors also accuse Mitrea of convincing Nicolae Popescu, the official architect of the town of Voluntari, in 2006, to forge the construction license issued by the Voluntari Municipality for the construction of the same building. Miron Mitrea, Irina Paula Jianu and Nicolae Popescu were initially arraigned on 5 March 2009.