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Adrian Duicu, Stefan Ponea and other eight individuals sued in corruption case

Former chairman of Mehedinti County Council Adrian Duicu, former chief of County Police Inspectorate Mehedinti Stefan Ponea and other eight people were sued in the case in which they are accused of corruption, reports Mediafax. According to the quoted source, the anti-corruption prosecutors say in their indictment sent to the court that between March and June 2013, Adrian Duicu allegedly told Stefan Ponea that he had influence over some Government members, state officials at the helm of the Ministry of the Interior, the Chief of Romanian Police Petre Toba and some local councilors of the Local Council of Orsova town and Duicu also promised Stefan Ponea he will use his influence to make the abovementioned maintain the latter as chief-inspector of Mehedinti County Police Inspectorate and later to appoint him as vice-director of the Public Order Directorate within the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, “as well as appoint a person in his family (Elisabeta Ponea, wife of former chief of Mehedinti IPJ) in a leading position in the Public Ministry. On May 21, 2012, Adrian Duicu contested the evaluation report of the National Integrity Agency as he asked the Court of Appeal Craiova to declare the document void. A year later, on May 21, 2013, Craiova Court of Appeal admitted his request and ordered the cancelling of the evaluation report of ANI, dating May 9, 2012. The rule was attacked by ANI at the supreme court, as the court date was set on November 18, 2014. The local media wrote that his case was at the section whose chief if magistrate Adina Ponea Calota, sister of Stefan Ponea, at Craiova Court of Appeal.

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