Director of the National Oprea House of Bucharest Razvan Ioan Dinca on Tuesday evening was detained for 24 hours by prosecutors with the Bucharest District 1 Court House over fraudulent public procurement.
Another National Opera employee was also detained in the same case. The two will be brought before court for a request to be placed under preventive detention
Bucharest National Opera House raised by law enforcers
The prosecutors descended on the National Opera House Tuesday morning and searched the offices of the management of the institution, following leads suggesting illegal public procurements.
The District 1 Courthouse Prosecutor’s Office took along several documents useful to the investigation. Concretely, the suspicion is that the representatives of the National Opera House of Bucharest committed fraud in connection with agreements with other public institutions.
Although the initial announcement was the Opera Director Razvan Dinca had been taken in for questioning, the National Opera House of Bucharest informed on Tuesday morning that no institution employee had been detained or called in for interrogation. ‘Today, 12 May 2015, the Police of District 1 Bucharest searched the headquarters of our institution requested by the District 1 Court House Prosecutor’s Office. After the search, at the time of the transmission of this press note, no employee of the Bucharest National Opera House has been detained or called in for questioning to the Prosecutor’s Office’, says the quoted document.