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April 19, 2021
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Mitrea, at the DNA for a file in which he is accused of corruption



The social-democrat is accused of having received undeserved benefits worth over EUR 9 bln from Irina Jianu in exchange of appointing and keeping her as deputy chief inspector and chief inspector of the State Inspectorate for Constructions (ISC).
PSD deputy Miron Mitrea went yesterday to the HQ of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in order to sign the document by which he is informed about the evidence existing in a file in which he is accused of corruption with regard to works made to his mother’s house. Upon leaving the DNA offices, Mitrea said that the file remained “exactly the same” as when it was returned by the supreme court to anticorruption prosecutors in view of repeating the criminal probe. He added that, at some moment in the past, the loss in this case had been diminished to ROL 5 bln, but now it returned to the initial sum. The deputy added that the investigation of this case began in 2005 and is still going on.
A former minister of Public Works, Transportation and Housing during 2000-2004, Miron Mitrea was formally arraigned by anticorruption prosecutors on 5 March 2009, with the accusation of bribe taking, instigation to forging official documents and using forged documents. Co-defendants are the former deputy chief inspector of ISC, Irina Paula Jianu, and the former chief architect of the Voluntari municipality, Nicolae Popescu.
Irina Jianu was charged with bribe giving, illegal use of assets belonging to the company to a purpose contrary to its interests, intellectual forgery, forgery in writs under private signature, misuse of company assets, while the former chief architect of Voluntari municipality with forging official writs and favouring the criminal.
According to the accusation, during 2001-2002 Miron Mitrea received from Irina Paula Jianu undeserved benefits worth ROL 9,274,202,542 in exchange of appointing and keeping her as deputy chief inspector and chief inspector of ISC. Prosecutors say that the money represented the cost of construction, arrangement and outfitting works made for free and without contracts or subcontracts by the companies Conimpuls, Vertcon, Durimpuls and Regal Glass, all of them registered in Bacau, to a building owned by Miron Mitrea’s mother in the Ilfov County.

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