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January 21, 2021
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Ponta’s lawyer went to DNA for the file he was investigated on

Ponta’s lawyer visited the National Anti-Corruption Directorate for the file including charges against Victor Ponta. The Prime Minister is still in Turkey, undergoing recovery treatment after his knee surgery.

Lawyer Loredana Radu arrived at the headquarters of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate at about 11:00 and made no comments at the entrance to the building.

Loredana Radu visited DNA on June 22 as well, when she presented the prosecutors documents showing that Victor Ponta cannot be present to attend the inquiry in the file he was prosecuted on.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta intends to attend, on July 11, the opening of the customs Nadlac (Romania) – Csanadpalot (Hungary), but his presence at the event is conditioned by the approval of medical doctors due to examine him next week as well, official sources declared on Wednesday for Mediafax.

Justice Minister Robert Cazanciuc declared that he had discussed on Wednesday morning with Prime Minister Victor Ponta who had told him his condition was gradually improving and that he would return to the country soon.

On June 14, Prime Minister Victor Ponta was hospitalized at the Medipol University Hospital in Istanbul where, a day later, he underwent surgery at his left knee.

On Sunday, Victor Ponta declared for the station B1 TV that he would return to the country “walking on his own legs, not in a wheel chair or on crutches” in no more than two weeks, an interval he was demanded by doctors not to set his foot on the ground.

Previously, Ponta had declared that he might return to the country the week after the next, respectively starting on July 6, as he needed to do physiotherapy and intensive recovery exercises next week, earlier than the 28-day interval suggested initially by doctors.

The leading position of PSD was assumed, as an interim, by Rovana Plumb, and Gabriel Oprea was appointed interim Prime Minister.

On June 15, the date of his surgery at the clinic in Turkey, Victor Ponta had been summoned to appear in front of DNA prosecutors for a hearing, after being notified ten days before that he was being prosecuted on three accounts un Dan Sova’s file.

The prosecutors of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate announced Prime Minister Victor Ponta, on June 5, that he was legally prosecuted for forged private documents, complicity to tax evasion in continued form and money laundering in the Turceni – Rovinari file, offences he allegedly committed while being a lawyer.

 

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