Two of the best-known notaries in Sibiu are involved in a fraud case that caused damages of EUR 1 M. The two have allegedly been part of a crime group for six years. Judicial sources stated for Mediafax yesterday that notaries Razvan Marginean and Simion Bexa are involved in a case investigated by DIICOT. 17 persons are charged with fraud, blackmail, usury and money laundering. According to the aforementioned sources, the notaries were facilitating loan contracts which the victims did not sign, declaring sums that were larger than the real ones. According to a DIICOT communiqué issued on Monday morning, DIICOT prosecutors and BCCO Alba Iulia judicial police officers dismantled an organized crime group made up of 17 persons charged with fraud, blackmail, usury and money laundering. 19 searches took place in Sibiu and Selimbar commune, Sibiu County. The searches targeted the homes of the group’s members, the headquarters of a company and a notary office. DIICOT pointed out that a notary and an employee of the Sibiu Cadastre Office were involved in the case, the notary receiving substantial commissions in exchange for his support in defrauding the victims at the signing of the loan contracts.