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Dan Sova: “Neither I nor the Premier broke the law in any way”

Senator Dan Sova stated on Monday that he will not resign even though he is investigated by the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA). On Monday he was at the Ilfov County Police Inspectorate where he has to show up twice per week because he is under conditional bail.

Asked by journalists whether he is taking into account the possibility of resigning, Sova answered: “You’ve asked me this several times before and I’ve told you no.” Likewise, the former minister did not want to make any comments concerning his relation with Premier Victor Ponta and the latter’s involvement in his case. “I won’t comment the case. I’m telling you that neither I nor the Premier broke the law in any way,” Sova pointed out.

The Senator added that he is not allowed to contact Victor Ponta – a measure included in the terms of the conditional bail that will expire on July 4. “I don’t talk with prosecutors. I listen to them, I obey the terms, it’s not a dialogue,” he added.

DNA prosecutors accuse Dan Sova of forgery in private documents (17 counts), tax evasion in recurrent form and money laundering. In the same Rovinari-Turceni case Dan Sova is also investigated for three counts of complicity to malfeasance in office. Victor Ponta is prosecuted in the same case.

PNL’s new notification concerning the repeat of the Senate’s vote on the DNA’s request to approve the detention and prevention arrest of Dan Sova will be analyzed by the Constitutional Court on June 24. Thus, constitutional judges will decide whether the decision to repeat the vote cast in Senator Dan Sova’s case represent an infringement of the constitution. Catalin Boboc, Chairman of the Senate’s Judicial Commission, stated on June 8 that he filed a new appeal in the case. He expressed his confidence that the result of PNL’s appeal will be the same result that the CC had issued through a different ruling, namely that the “Senate’s leadership has created a different juridical effect” through the repeat of the vote.

The Senate rejected on March 25 the DNA’s request to approve the detention and preventive arrest of Dan Sova, with 79 votes in favour of rejection, 67 against and 5 abstentions.

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