Ion Rotaru, Nuclearelectrica’s general director during 2000-2005, and two more company directors have been brought to trial in a case that originated in a report issued by the Court of Audits, ‘Romania Libera’ reports. The inquiry revealed millions of euros in losses to the state budget as a result of contracts assigned without tenders to the Iasi-based Tess Conex Group held by husband and wife Ioan and Tereza Prisecaru who have also been put on trial. The Court of Audits concluded that Tess Conex was assigned by Nuclearelectrica no fewer than 23 contracts without any tender being held, which resulted in losses of over RON 12.6 M, circa EUR 3 M. The Court of Audits inspection team also uncovered illegalities surrounding a xerox copying deal struck on April 22, 1998, between the Nuclearelectrica management and ROEL SRL, and extended later on. Documents showed that the offer put in by ROEL’s “rival”, the XEROX Company, was much better than the winner’s. According to the Court, had Nuclearelectrica accepted the Xerox offer, it could have saved thousands of euros a month.