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MP Catalin Voicu to be released

After over a year in preventive arrest, Senator Catalin Voicu, probed in an ample corruption case, will be released, under a decision of the High Court. The court on Friday made public the reasons behind its decision to accept Voicu’s appeal against the remand order, Mediafax reported.

According to the court, Voicu was on remand for a year and four days, and extending the preventive measure would turn it into a punishment, which is against internal and international regulations. Moreover, the court said that the prosecution has by now finished gathering its evidence in the case, so Voicu’s release is unlikely to hamper the investigation in any way.

Voicu was detained in a high-level corruption case in which he is probed alongside two businessmen, Marius Locic and Costel Casuneanu, and a former High Court judge, Florin Costiniu. Voicu is accused of having used his political influence to obtain various benefits for the two businessmen in exchange for money.

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