JUSTICE POLITICS

PSD Secretary General convicted to 6 months in jail, suspended sentence

Lower Chamber MP Marian Neacsu (PSD) was convicted by High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) judges to six months in jail, suspended sentence, for conflict of interests, after he illegally hired his daughter within his parliamentary office. The decision is final.

The court has set a probation period of 2 years and 6 months in his case.

A five-judge panel admitted the appeal filed by the Prosecutor’s Office and convicted Marian Neacsu to six months in jail, suspended sentence, after he had previously been convicted to the payment of a RON 2,000 fine by the court of first instance in February 2015.

Marian Neacsu is PSD Secretary General and quaestor of the Lower Chamber.

ICCJ prosecutors arraigned the MP in December 2013, accusing him of conflict of interests. The investigation started following a notification filed by the National Integrity Agency.

According to the ICCJ Prosecutor’s Office’s Criminal Prosecution Section, Marian Neacsu filed his daughter’s employment request within his parliamentary office and then approved the fixed-term labour contract (July 2009 – December 2012) on the basis of which she directly gained material benefits.

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