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September 26, 2021
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Nicusor Constantinescu, sentenced to 15 years of prison. The decision is not final

Former President of the Constanta County Council, Nicusor Constantinescu, was sentenced to 15 years of prison, the punishment being the result of the merger between the current conviction with the one for which he is already jailed; the Bucharest Court of Appeal’s decision is not final.

Bucharest Court of Appeal has decided to convict Nicusor Constantinescu in the first instance to 15 years of prison in the case in which he is accused that, in his capacity of President of the Constanta County Council, he approved illegal payments and caused a damage to the institution by more than RON 30 million, and to the state by more than RON 1 million. 15 other people, as well as Constanta County Roads and Bridges Autonomous Administration and other two companies, are judged along with Constantinescu. The decision is not final and it can be subject of appeal.

Former County Council President is serving toady a sentence of 5 years of prison, decided by Constanta Court of Appeal, being sentenced for the reason that he didn’t provide financing for the Constanta Regional Military Center for the 2009-November 2013 period.

Nicusor Constantinescu was convicted to 6 years of prison in the first instance, on June 27, by the Bucharest Court, in a case in which he is accused that, in his capacity of President of the Constanta Couonty Council, he prevented the Court of Auditors to perform controls, he didn’t prolonged the urbanism certificates and he prevented the issuance of building permits for some wind farms, thus violating the law.

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