Sorin Ovidiu Vintu, imprisoned following a sentence to be served for one year on blackmail charges, was yesterday taken to the Supreme Court Prosecution Office to be notified in relation to the criminal pursuit file within Petromservice file, where charges o controlled bankruptcy of the company are pressed against him. Vantu refused to make any statements when leaving the Prosecutor’s Office, according to Mediafax. Sorin Ovidiu Vintu was also on July 23 at the Prosecutor’s Office of High Court of Justice and Cassation. Legal sources declared that the investigation on Petromservice was finalized, Sorin Ovidiu Vintu being taken to the venue of the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office for studying the criminal pursuit files.Vantu is investigated in this file together with the former board of the company on reasons of serious controlled financial bankruptcy prejudice worth over EUR 83 M.In the justification of its decision to increase to a year the prison term of Sorin Ovidiu Vintu, found guilty of blackmailing Sebastian Ghita, the Bucharest Court of Appeals (CAB) explains that Vintu committed the crime while being under the incidence of a preventive measure that prohibited him from leaving the country, instated in a different case. The 3-judge panel that increased Vintu’s term without the possibility of parole explain that, in these conditions, “it is justified to increase the punishment of defendant Sorin Ovidiu Vintu, while considering in his favour the extenuating circumstances provided by article 74, para.2 of the Criminal Code, thus assuming the considerations of the first court, in a quantum which it quantifies at one year of prison.”Sorin Ovidiu Vintu was sentenced, on June 21, to one year of jail, without parole, for blackmailing Sebastian Ghita.