Ponta and Sova summoned to ICCJ on 6 November

Prime-Minister Victor Ponta, Senator Dan Sova and the other co-defendants in the Turceni-Rovinari proceedings have been summoned before the preliminary chamber judge of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) on 6 November, for possible motions, exceptions or objections to the indictment of the National Anticorruption Directorate prior to the beginning of the trial, according to Mediafax. On 17 September, almost three months and a half after his prosecution in the Turceni-Rovinari case and after five visits to DNA’s, Victor Ponta has been referred to court for falsification of private documents, complicity in tax evasion and money laundering, offences allegedly committed as a lawyer. In the same case, Dan-Coma Sova, coordinating lawyer of the Sova si Asociatii law firm, currently a Senator, will be on trial on three counts of complicity in abuse of power resulting in obtaining undue benefits for another person, falsification of private documents (17 different offences), tax evasion and money laundering. Sova is under a probation order pending trial.

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