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August 4, 2021
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Voiculescu investigated for blackmail

Founder of the Conservative Party, businessman Dan Voiculescu is under investigation in a new case for blackmail after he allegedly threatened, directly or indirectly, three businessmen, as one of them signed an advertising contract of EUR 900,000 with his media trusts. The tycoon is judged in other couple of cases, for the privatization of the Food Research Institute and for the blackmail of RCS & RDS manager Ioan Bendei.
According to the ordinance ruling the legal control, Voiculescu directly or indirectly threatened businessmen and managers of three companies that, in case they do not sign advertising contracts with his media trust (Intact) he will start a massive campaign of defamation,” and one of the businessmen signed five advertising contracts with Dan Voiculescu’s media trusts, in amount of EUR 900,000.
According to legal sources quoted by “Gandul,” businessman Nelu Iordache would be one of the blackmailed businessmen and one of the people who made the denounce in this case. Nicolae Palfi and Octavian Cretu, shareholders at Romaqua, would be the other two, according to legal sources.
Heard on Saturday at DNA, Voiculescu said he could not blackmail Nelu Iordache as he saw him last twenty years ago and that he does not even know the other person who made the complaint, saying that the new case is a “fake” and that he is prepared for anything in the ICA file, in which he asked for the trial to be removed and it is to be judged on September 24 at the supreme court.

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