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December 7, 2021
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Dan Adamescu, sentenced to 4 years and 4 months of imprisonment

Businessman Dan Adamescu has been sentenced to 4 years and 4 months of imprisonment in the case in which he is accused by intercession towards judges in insolvency files, other four magistrates being sentenced together with him, to punishments from 3.4 years and 12 years and 2 months of imprisonment.

Adamescu surrendered himself to the Bucharest Police headquarters on Friday evening, shortly after the mandate issued by the High Court of Cassation and Justice arrived here also, certifying the 4 years and 4 months conviction in the case in which he is accused for intercession towards the judges.

After almost 3 hours since the High Court of Cassation and Justice announced the sentence of 4 years and 4 months of imprisonment, Dan Adamescu has left, on Friday evening, his residency in the Sector 1 of the Capital and went to surrender himself to the Bucharest Police headquarters on Calea Victoriei, according to sources from the police officers. They mentioned that the businessman arrived at the Police center shortly after the mandate certifying the conviction to imprisonment also arrived.

The identification formalities will be performed at the Bucharest Police headquarters, and then Dan Adamescu will be transferred at Prahova Penitentiary, where he is going to remain at least in the quarantine period.

High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) has irrevocably decided on Friday to convict the businessman Dan Adamescu to 4 years and 4 months of imprisonment; he was accused of intercession towards the judges in insolvency cases. Thus, in what concerns Adamescu, judges decided to keep the punishment decided by the first Court.

Judge Mircea Moldovan from Bucharest Court, was sentenced to the longest punishment in this case, namely 12 years and 2 months of imprisonment, a reduced punishment from 22 years of imprisonment, as was initially established by the Bucharest Court of Appeal.

Judge Elena Roventa was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months of imprisonment, her punishmet being reduced from 5 years and 10 months of imprisonment. Judge Sorin Viziru was also sentenced to 4 years and 4 months, after he was sentenced by the first Court to 5 years of imprisonment. For judge Ion Stanciu, the punishment was reduced from 3 years and 8 months, to 3 years and 4 months.

In the same case, the insolvency practitioner Ilie Preda was also sentenced to 4 years and 4 months of imprisonment, his punishment being reduced from 6 years and 10 months.

Dan Adamescu is accused of giving a bribe of EUR 20,000 to judges Ion Stanciu and Elena Roventa, to make them issue favorable decisions in two insolvency cases. Prosecutors indicted also the following insolvency practitioners for giving bribe:  Angela Monica Borza, Ilie Preda, Cristina Elena Popa (ex Candea), Emanoil Postelnicu and Gabriel Hanganu.

According to the prosecutors, the four judges, personally or through proxies, have requested and have received money, goods or services from insolvency practitioners, liquidators or judicial trustees, directors of the professional limited liability company with a single associate.

According to the prosecutors, the magistrates would have requested money or goods in order to perform, not to perform or to delay performing a deed related to their duties, regarding contestations on the preliminary table of claims, in order to decide the modalities of registration of the claims belonging to the unsecured creditors to the statement of affairs, to preferentially assign the judicial trustees, to preferentially assign insolvency files or to exercise their influence towards judges at various Court levels in Bucharest and in the country, by using information held due to the judges’ attributions.

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