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September 16, 2019

Former minister Valerian Vreme heard at DNA in Romanian Post case

Former Communications Minister Valerian Vreme on Tuesday was subpoenaed at the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in order to be heard as witness in the case in which former secretary of state Constantin Fecioru has been placed under house arrest for having participated in distributing Romanian Post mail without collecting fees for the service offered. Valerian Vreme stated that he believes he managed to persuade the investigators that he has no involvement in the case in which clues point to the fact that he illegally distributed electoral postcards through the Romanian Post.

“I believe things concerning my lack of involvement have been clarified. There is also proof that they (the postcards – editor’s note) were paid. They were made by the Romanian Post’s stamp factory and were paid. I personally paid for them. All the receipts exist, so I’ve clarified these aspects,” Vreme stated for ziare.com when leaving the DNA headquarters.

Valerian Vreme is also involved in the Microsoft case, another case handled by anticorruption prosecutors.

“I was never summoned at the DNA. We are at the disposal of state institutions, but things have evolved in what I believe to be a normal way, investigations were made and it was seen we do not have that involvement that was believed at some point,” the MP said.

Valerian Vreme was heard by prosecutors after his name appeared in the investigators’ materials. 14,280 Christmas postcards for Valerian Vreme’s constituents in Bacau County were allegedly distributed by the Romanian Post. Former secretary of state Constantin Fecioru and former Romanian Post Director Mioara Pribescu were placed under house arrest in this case, being accused of corruption for distributing mail without collecting the relevant fees for the service offered. The damage caused surpasses RON 1.1 M.

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