Former National Liberal Party (PNL) Senator Mircea Diaconu was put on trial on five counts of conflict of interests, according to the Public Ministry, which states that Diaconu, as director of the “C.I. Nottara” Theater, participated in contractual negotiation and signed in 2007, “the intellectual property contract on his wife directing a performance which resulted in her obtaining material gains from it”. Also, in his capacity as director at the Nottara Theater, the former MP is charged with participating in contractual negotiations for the staging of three more performances, having signed copyright contracts with his wife, who was to be director, scenographer, freelancer and freelance actor). Also, judges hold that, in 2007, Diaconu chaired the examination Commission for the occupancy of the vacant artistic director position at Nottara, “having authorized the contest subjects and being fully aware that his wife was the sole candidate for that position”. According to th indictment, the four contracts awarded by Diaconu resulted in his wife obtaining material gains equal to RON 29,112. The case file was tender for judgment to the High Court of Cassation and Justice.