The Bucharest Court of Appeals decided on Tuesday to conduct three audits concerning plots of land returned to their former owners in Mamaia. Constanta Mayor Radu Mazare and several civil servants are charged with corruption in connection with this decision.
The auditors and the audit’s goals will be established on June 4. The Bucharest Court of Appeals (CAB) resumed on Tuesday the trial in which Constanta Mayor Radu Mazare and 36 other persons – former and current civil servants working within the Constanta City Hall and the Cadastre Office, trustees and public notaries – are charged with illegally offering plots of land and causing damages of EUR 114 M. “The Easter Bunny has brought me an audit I’ve been waiting for eight years and which is normal to take place. The goals will be discussed during the next hearing. The court has approved this audit that should have taken place eight years ago. Had the prosecutors made an objective one I wouldn’t have come to Bucharest and the state wouldn’t have spent so much money,” the Constanta Mayor stated when leaving the court.