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October 4, 2022

DNA demands prison term without parole for ex-minister Monica Ridzi

A DNA prosecutor on Thursday demanded prison terms without possibility of parole for the ex-minister of Youth and Sports, Monica Iacob Ridzi, for misuse of authority and IT cybercrimes, as well as for the other defendants in the same case, including for the denunciator.
The file that has Monica Iacob Ridzi and others formally indicted on counts of misuse of authority, forgery and cybercrimes reached the last term in court Thursday.
The prosecutor also asked the former minister to be condemned for acts of forgery and acts provided by the cybercrime legislation, such as modifying, writing data and accessing an IT system without proper authorisation. The prosecutor said that the acts of misuse of authority and illegal accessing of computers are proved with evidence, so Ridzi should be sentenced to prison without parole, because of her “essential contribution and quality at the moment when the crimes were committed.”
The attorney also asked the judges to order defendants to jointly pay damages worth RON 2,736,933.28 and to re-establish the previous situation by cancelling over 20 forged documents.
The court had not given the verdict until the closing of this newspaper issue. The former minister of Youth and Sports, Monica Iacob Ridzi and 11 others were indicted in this case, on 3 May 2011.
According to the DNA, during 17 March – 22 May 2009 Monica Iacob-Ridzi , as main credit ordering authority, under the pretext of organising large-scale events at national scale dedicated to the National Day of Youth and also in view of outsourcing the pertinent organisation services, decided to illegally award service providing contracts to a number of private companies.
By the time Nine O’clock went to print the verdict was not yet in.

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