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May 20, 2022
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Mihail Boldea and four more people held in connection with fraud and tax evasion case

Mihail Boldea and four more persons were held by prosecutors with the Galati Directorate for Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) in connection with a case wherein they are charged with setting up an organized crime ring, fraud and tax evasion.   Mediafax quoted judicial sources as saying that Mircea Bivol (a councilor to the former deputy), George Hristu, Andrei Madalin Petrea and Eugen Rosu, too, received detention ordinances.Mihail Boldea is charged with setting up an organized criminal group, instigation to fraud and tax evasion and inducing public institutions into error over the carrying out of some works, being accused of having no accounting records for those operations unfolded in 2011.Alexandru Chiciu, Mihail Boldea’s lawyer, confirmed his client being detained and said he was to dispute it yesterday in the Galati Court of Appeal, given the former deputy is a professional lawyer.Mihail Boldea’s brother, Valentin, is banned from leaving the country.DIICOT Galati prosecutors and the police on Wednesday raided the homes of Mihail Boldea and Valentin Boldea, head of the Galati Public Health Department (DSP), as well as the DSP quarters, over a EUR 450,000 fraud and tax dodging case, with the two accused having induced the Ministry of Health and that of Environment into error.Several more people are investigated in this case. According to DIICOT prosecutors, Mihail Boldea and Valentin Boldea set up an organized crime group which also included Mircea Bivol, George Hristu, Andrei Madalin Petrea and Eugen Rosu, with the purpose of obtaining substantial financial benefits by artificially increasing the sums paid for some public procurements and by avoiding the payment of taxes and dues to the state budget.    The criminal group members are suspected of having used eight trade companies in order to register fictitious commercial operations involving various goods with front companies or enterprises undergoing liquidation, which diminished the amount of taxes due to the state budget.

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