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January 21, 2022

ICCJ judge sentenced to four years in prison for corruption

Maria David, a judge at the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison over an influence peddling case file, having received over EUR 200,000 from a businessman to intercede with fellow magistrates on his behalf, Mediafax reports. The Court also ruled that Maria David shall be stripped of her civic rights for a period of two years after she serves her four year prison sentence. The High Court judges also ruled that David shall return to Petru Blanda the EUR 200,000 demanded by the judge to intercede on his behalf.  Also Maria David shall pay investigation-related judicial taxes worth RON 10. The ruling can be appealed to the ICCJ. Judge Maria David was put on trial while remanded on March 21 on two counts of influence peddling.

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