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October 6, 2022

MP Ioan Oltean, heard by anticorruption prosecutors

Lower Chamber lawmaker Ioan Oltean showed up at the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) on Tuesday, being subpoenaed by prosecutors in the ANRP case in which he is investigated for influence peddling and being an accessory to malfeasance in office.

According to judicial sources, Oltean was summoned in order to be informed that the conditional bail will be extended.

On December 10, a Supreme Court panel rejected DNA’s request to place lawmaker Ioan Oltean under pre-trial arrest, Oltean being placed under conditional bail instead.

According to the DNA, on 17 June 2010, Catalin Teodorescu and other defendants, who at the time were members of the Commission for the Assessment of Damages (Crinuta Dumitrean – chairwoman, Sergiu Diacomatu, Remus Baciu, Attila Marko, Rodica Constantinovici and Lacramioara Alexandru), approved, abusively using their prerogatives, a report that estimated the value of a 62,000 square metre plot of land located in Pitesti at RON 109 M, a sum that was paid to businessman Mihai Rotaru as damages.

Prosecutors claim that the plot of land was overvalued by around RON 87.3 M, a sum that represents the damage caused to the state budget and undue benefit for Mihai Rotaru.

DNA points out that lawmaker Ioan Oltean, who had close relations with Mihai Rotaru and ANRP President Crinuta Dumitrea, exercised his influence with the latter in order to hasten and obtain the approval of Rotaru’s claim.

In exchange for his assistance, Mihai Rotaru gave Ioan Oltean EUR 600,000 prior to 17 June 2010. The cash changed hands in a parish house in Chitila.

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