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November 13, 2019
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Illegal restitutions case: Brasov Court of Appeals decides measure of house arrest for Truica, judicial control for journalist Dan Andronic

The justices with the Brasov Court of Appeals have rejected on Friday the demand by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors to remand in custody the five persons detained in the criminal case of the illegal restitutions, deciding the measure of house arrest for businessman Remus Truica (photo) and Robert Rosu, and judicial control for Dan Andronic, Marius Marcovici and Lucian Mateescu, respectively.

All the five persons have had their 24-hour detaining warrants expired.

According to a DNA release sent to Agerpres on Thursday, the prosecutors with the Brasov Territorial Service have remanded businessman Remus Truica for creation of an organized criminal group, influence peddling, money laundering, bribe giving and accessory to abuse of office if the public servant has obtained for another an undue benefit with serious consequences, Robert Mihaita Rosu, partner lawyer to a law firm for creation of an organized criminal group, influence peddling, accessory to money laundering and abuse of office if the public servant has obtained for another un undue advantage with serious consequences, Dan Andronic, a political consultant and journalist, for creation of an organized criminal group, in the form of adhesion, and accessory to influence peddling.

In the file were also remanded Marius Marcovici, an administrator of a commercial company, counsellor, for creation of an organized criminal group, accessory to influence peddling and money laundering, and Lucian Mateescu for creation of an organized criminal group and accessory to influence peddling.

The DNA said that beginning with November 2006, Remus Truica, Robert Rosu and others formed a criminal ring intended to help a person to illegally have property returned by offering money / goods to persons working with the authorities / institutions that held the respective properties, inciting and being complicit with the said persons in abuse of office, by making available and signing the necessary documents, and peddling influence on civil servants. Dan Andronic, Marius Marcovici and Lucian Mateescu joined the ring: the first two in 2007, the latter in 2011.

“Since the ring’s establishment, the group members have been constantly involved in the criminal activities and have informed each other directly or indirectly, on the evolution and achievement of the interest pursued by their deeds, by agreeing on the strategy to follow and identifying together the most profitable solutions for the group. The group members were permanently in contact with the person who bought the influence, assuring him each time of the success of the criminal demarches,” reads the DNA release.


Dan Andronic suspends himself from Evenimentul Zilei & Capital helm

Journalist Dan Andronic, general manager of daily Evenimentul Zilei, announced that he suspends himself from his position with the Evenimentul Zilei and Capital Publishing House following the initiation by the Brasov branch of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) of a judicial action that targets him.

“Dan Andronic announces that, until his legal situation is entirely cleared, he retires from publishing activities and suspends himself from the position of general manager of the Evenimentul Zilei and Capital Publishing House. Starting today, founder of the newspaper, journalist Ion Cristoiu will act as honorary director of the institution,” reads the announcement running on the first page of the paper’s Friday printed edition.

Dan Andronic was writing editorials and comment articles for EVZ, and was producing the show “Lights and Shadows” for the B1 TV private broadcaster.

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