MP Sebastian Ghita, accused by anti-corruption prosecutors of supporting a criminal group in the case of Iulian Hertanu, Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s brother-in-law, remains under judicial control after the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) declined, on Wednesday, his appeal against the measure taken by DNA Ploiesti.
Placed under judicial control on 17 February on the charge of supporting a criminal group in the case of PM Victor Ponta’s brother-in-law, Iulian Hertanu, Sebastian Ghita appealed the measure on 19 February.
In the same case, PSD MP Vlad Cosma and his father, Prahova County Council President Mircea Cosma, were also placed under judicial control on the same charge. They also challenged DNA’s measure, but the High Court rejected their appeals. Hidro Prahova Production Director Virgiliu Iuliu Roman was also placed under judicial control by DNA on Monday.
According to the investigators, Virgiliu Roman, Sebastian Ghita, Vlad and Mircea Cosma supported the criminal group Iulian Hertanu belonged to in accessing and receiving European funds within the contract for the expansion of the sewerage infrastructure in Comarnic, a project worth almost EUR 10 M.
In this case, Iulian Hertanu, the brother-in-law of Prime Minister Victor Ponta, is under arrest awaiting trial and so is businessman Vladimir Ciorba.