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Alina Bica’s husband suspect in tax evasion case

Alina Bica’s husband suspect in tax evasion case

The husband of Alina Bica (photo), former head of the Organised Crime and Terrorism Investigation Department (DIICOT), currently on house arrest, was questioned in a tax evasion case on Wednesday, following a denunciation made by businessman Ovidiu Tender.

The questioning followed searches performed by Brasov prosecutors on Wednesday at ten addresses of important construction companies based in Fagaras in a tax evasion and money laundering case where the total damage was calculated at over RON 10 M, one of the suspects being Mircea Bica.

Eleven persons were taken in for questioning to DIICOT Brasov, according to Mediafax.

The damage created by tax evasion is approximately RON 7 M and about RON 3.4 M from money laundering. There important construction companies based in the city of Fagaras were searched by the authorities. The investigators suspect that two ghost companies – one from Alba and one from Cluj – were used in the commission of the offences.

Mircea Bica and Dan Vasile appear in the denunciation of businessman Ovidiu Tender against Alina Bica, where he claims he paid her bribe in the form of stock via a third party.

After the questioning, Mircea Bica was placed under a probation order.

Alina Bica was brought to trial in the Bica 2 case on 25 February, alongside Dorin Cocos, Alin Cocos, Ionut Mihailescu and ex-Economy Minister Adriean Videanu. One of the charges is that she helped Ovidiu Tender obtain a favourable judicial decision in his Rafo-Carom case.

In December 2014, Ovidiu tender was convicted in the Carom case and sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment. The decision was not final.

 

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