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January 23, 2022

Intelligence agency officer indicted on corruption charges

Romanian Intelligence Agency (SRI) Major Aifer Enan was indicted by military anticorruption prosecutors on charges of influence peddling, for allegedly demanding bribes in exchange for promising employment in the intelligence service. According to the indictment, a copy of which was obtained by Mediafax, the major was turned in by her brother, Gihan Enan, the very person from whom she had asked for money in return for a top job at SRI Bucharest.
The major’s brother said she and her boyfriend, Ferdinand Perhineac, also known under the false name of Alexandru Neacsu, demanded him EUR 6,500 and promised in exchange to use their influence and connections with the SRI leadership so as to transfer him from Constanta to Bucharest and have him hired as a non-commissioned officer at first. The indictment says that Aifer Enan and Perhineac also demanded an additional EUR 1,000 from Gihan Enan, promising they could help his wife get a job in Parliament. The man agreed and paid the two all the sums they had demanded.

Gihan Enan eventually managed to be transferred to a Bucharest military unit on his own efforts and subsequently filed a complaint against his sister with the National Anticorruption Directorate, while also acknowledging his guilt in the case. According to phone tapping transcripts used by prosecutors as evidence in the case, the two siblings had a tense relationship and that although Gihan Enan agreed to pay in exchange for top jobs for himself and his wife, he repeatedly asked his sister to give him back the money.

Another recording shows that the SRI major taught her father how to lie to anticorruption prosecutors, so as to help her in case she was to face an investigation.

The file was submitted to the Bucharest Tribunal, with the first court hearing scheduled to be held tomorrow.

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