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February 26, 2021
JUSTICE

Miron Mitrea released on parole

Constanta Court judges decided on Thursday that former Transport Minister Miron Mitrea, sentenced in February 2015 to two years in prison for passive bribery, executory sentence, should be released from the Poarta Alba Penitentiary. He served one year and three months in prison.

Miron Mitrea will be released on parole, on his fourth attempt to secure early release. The decision is final.

In 2015, High Court of Justice magistrates sentenced Ex-Transport Minister Miron Mitrea to two years in jail, executory sentence. The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) had accused him of passive bribery, instigating the forgery of official documents in relation to the corruption crime, and use of forgery.

According to the DNA, in 2001-2002, Miron Mitrea received from Irina Jianu undue benefits worth more than RON 900,000, in return for appointing her to the office of Chief Inspector of the State Constructions Inspectorate.

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