JUSTICE

DNA: Prince Paul detained, President of Agricultural Sciences Academy Gheorghe Sin under judicial control

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) informs that prosecutors have disposed the detaining of Prince Paul of Hohenzollern and the measure of judicial control towards President of Agricultural Sciences Academy Gheorghe Sin, in the case regarding the illegal property restitution of the Baneasa Farm.

Paul-Philippe Hohenzollern, better known as Prince Paul, stands accused of influence buying, money laundering and complicity to abuse of office where the public servant obtained for himself or others undue gains with grave consequences, and will be presented on Saturday to the Brasov Court of Appeals with a proposal for preventive arrest for 30 days.

Gheorghe Sin, at the time of the offences a general secretary with the Agricultural Sciences Academy, currently president of the same institution, is accused of complicity to abuse of office where the public servant obtained for himself or others undue gains with grave consequences.

Prince Paul, accompanied by his lawyer, arrived on Friday morning at the seat of the National Anticorruption Directorate – Brasov County branch for hearings.

Upon entering the building, he denied making comments.

The Prince was released on Thursday from the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital where he had reported on Wednesday over heart problems; his health has meanwhile improved, said the spokesman of the medical facility, Dr. Andrei Ilinca.

The Prince felt unwell as he was driving to Brasov, where he was supposed to be heard by anticorruption prosecutors in an illegal property return case.

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