The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) informs having ordered on Friday a 60-day court supervision against Senator Dan Sova in the Turceni – Rovinari defrauding case.
According to a DNA release to Agerpres, the prosecutors extended investigations against Dan Sova, Lead Attorney with Civil Litigations Attorneys Firm “Sova and Partners” for forging private documents (17 counts), repeated tax evasion and money laundering.
In the same case, the Senator is being prosecuted on three counts of complicity to abuse of office; in connection with these crimes the prosecutors sought the Senate’s approval for Sova’s remand and pre-trial detention, but the Senate rejected the request.
DNA states that on 30.08.2007, the Civil Litigations Attorneys Firm “Sova and Partners” represented by Dan Sova, and the private practice law firm “Ponta Victor-Viorel”, represented by Victor Ponta, concluded a convention on the parties’ professional cooperation on criminal cases, on criminal business law, and in other cases where needed.
“Sova was the only person with the right of disposal in respects of all action involving the attorneys firm. In the period October 2007 – December 2008, Victor Ponta forged 17 invoices mentioning untrue circumstances under which he claimed he had provided legal services under the cooperation convention signed with Civil Litigations Attorneys Firm ‘Sova and Partners’. Each invoice was cashed after release and registration with the accounting service of both the private law practice and the attorneys firm. For the alleged co-work activities carried out between October 2007 – December 2008, Sova and Partners’ paid the amount of 181,439.98 lei, the equivalent of the 17 invoices issued by Victor Ponta,” reads the release.