Judge Mircea Moldovan was sentenced by the Bucharest Court of Appeal to 22 years in prison yesterday. In the same case, businessman Dan Adamescu received a custodial sentence of 4 years and 4 months.
The judge is remembered by the public for jumping over the fence of his property trying to get rid of investigators. He received an additional punishment of 15 years and six months given the multitude of the crimes he committed.
Judge Elena Roventa was sentenced in the same case to 5 years and ten months of imprisonment, judge Sorin Viziru to 5 years and Ion Stanciu to 3 years and eight months.
The decision is not final and may be appealed against before the High Court.
On 24 June 2014, the DNA prosecutors brought to trial Dan Adamescu, judges Mircea Moldovan, Ion Stanciu, Elena Roventa and Sorin Viziru, with the Bucharest Tribunal, and businessman Iosif Armas, in the case regarding interventions on insolvency cases. Adamescu was charged with giving EUR 20,000 bribe to the judges so that they would hand down favorable decisions in two insolvency cases.