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Elena Udrea has enough of house arrest, wants to be placed under judicial control, ICCJ rejects her request

Elena Udrea wants to get rid of the preventive arrest measure too and has asked High Court of Justice (ICCJ) judges to release her on conditional bail.

Former Minister Elena Udrea showed up at the High Court on Monday for a new court hearing in the “Bute Boxing Gala” case in which she was arraigned for corruption.

At the hearing the magistrates decided not to modify the preventive measures taken against Elena Udrea.

Elena Udrea was arraigned in the “Bute Boxing Gala” case on April 21, being charged with three counts of passive bribery, malfeasance in office and attempted use of false, inexact or incomplete documents and statements in order to unlawfully obtain European funds.

Also arraigned were former Economy Minister Ion Ariton, former Romanian Boxing Federation President Rudel Obreja, Tudor Breazu – administrator of the plots of land owned by Elena Udrea in Nana commune, Stefan Lungu – former aide to Elena Udrea, Gheorghe Nastasia – former secretary general within the Regional Development and Tourism Ministry, Ana Maria Topoliceanu – former head of the National Investment Company, Dragos Marius Botoroaga – company administrator.

According to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), Udrea allegedly coordinated a system through which the people closest to her – Lungu, Topoliceanu, Nastasia and Breazu – received, with her knowledge, sums of money from some company representatives in order to guarantee the latter that the works financed by the ministry headed by the defendant would be paid on time.

 

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