POLITICS

Alina Bica and Dorin Cocos, from remand on house arrest

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) decided on Tuesday that Alina Bica (photo) and businessman Dorin Cocos would be investigated and brought to trial at large in the so-called Bica 2 case. The decision is not final and the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) may appeal it.

In the case, Alina Bica, Dorin Cocos and Ionut Mihailescu are on remand. Alin Cocos is on house arrest and ex-Economy Minister Adriean Videanu is under judicial control.

Alina Bica is charged with bribery, aiding and abetting and abuse of office. Dorin Cocos is charged with influence peddling and bribery, his son, Alin Cocos, with complicity in influence peddling and bribery and Florentin Ionut Mihailescu, Alina Bica’s ex-advisor, with complicity in bribery. Adriean Videanu is charged with complicity in Alina Bica’s abuse of office.

According to the prosecutors, as head of DIICOT, she issued an order, breaking legal competence requirements, admitting the request of the defendant Videanu Adriean and lifted the seizure measure. Bica allegedly received indirectly, through hr advisor, Mihailescu Ionut Florentin, in equal parts with him, a plot of 4,425 sq m in Snagov, Ilfov County. The land was a reward for the validation Bica Alina Mihaela gave on 15 March 2011, as Secretary of State and representative of the Ministry of Justice on the Central Commission for the Establishment of Damages from the National Agency for the Return of Properties (ANRP), corresponding to the interest of the defendants Cocos Dorin and Cocos Alin in connection with the damage application No. 22714/FFCC for the amount of RON  377,282,300 lei.

 

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