JUSTICE

Senator Sova browses through his case file before hearing by the Judiciary Committee

Senator Dan Sova of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) on Tuesday browsed through his case file at the Judiciary Committee for nearly 30 minutes.

He could return to the committee for further reading until 14:00hrs, EET, when he was scheduled for a hearing by the Judiciary Committee.

He was not accompanied by a lawyer at the first visit at the Committee, but shortly he returned accompanied by personal lawyer Aurel Ciobanu.

The committee was to draw up a consultative report to be submitted to the Senate’s Standing Bureau for inclusion on the agenda of the next plenary session of the Senate.

The Sova case file has nearly 3,000 pages.

Last week, chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi called on the prosecutor general to ask the chairman of the Senate for permission to place Senator Dan Sova under pre-trial detention.

According to the DNA, in the period October 2011 – July 2014, Dan Sova demanded cash and received 100,000 euros from a person that told on Sova in exchange for Sova peddling his real influence with Mihai Balan, director general of the electricity and heat corporation CET Govora so that Balan will secure the conclusion of a judicial assistance contract with a certain law firm in the form of monthly passes of 10,000 euros per month.

In the same case, CET Govora Director General Mihai Balan was detained for two counts of continual abuse of office, and subsequently the Supreme Court ordered his prosecution under court supervision.

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