Former Economy Minister Adriean Videanu remanded in custody for 24 hours by Anticorruption prosecutors

Adriean Videanu, former Economy Minister, has been  remanded in custody for 24 hours  by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors on Thursday night.

Videanu, who is the leader of PDL Bucharest  organization,came on Thursday to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), in order to be questioned in relation to a case involving the former Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) head Alina Bica.

In the report through which Alina Bica was arraigned for trial on December 15, 2014 it was stated that DNA prosecutors are investigating in a separate case stemming from the initial inquiry, in which it is shown that part of the money received by businessmen Stelian Gheorghe were directed, through intermediaries, to Dorin Cocos and Elena Udrea.

According to judicial sources, Videanu was taken into police custody  for complicity to abuse in office, as he would have required to former DIICOT chief prosecutor Alina Bica to intervene at the case’s prosecutor from the institution she was leading, to raise the  precautionary seizure for Videanu’s shares in the Romgaz file.

The precautionary seizure for Videanu’s  shares had been put in a file where was  investigated, along with others, for creating a loss of 11 million dollars and endangering the  national energy system in the gas segment. By raising the precautionary seizure, Bica would have helped Videanu to shelter the seized actions and to get unfair advantage of 277,000 lei, by their alienation.


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