Prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Ploiesti branch asked the Prahova Tribunal, as a preventive measure, to instate a 60-day ban on the dissolution or liquidation of companies SC Asesoft International and SC Teamnet International SA, controlled by controversial politician and businessman Sebastian Ghita, or – where appropriate – to suspend proceedings where they had already been initiated at the date of the trial.
According to a DNA release, the anticorruption prosecutors ordered on March 29 the start of criminal proceedings against the two companies for complicity to repeated influence peddling and money laundering.
“The protective measure was also ordered in the case, consisting in a lien placed on the immovable property belonging to defendants SC Asesoft International SA and SC Teamnet International SA in amount of 13,299,972 lei and 23,195,578.2 lei, respectively,” reads the release.
According the same source, the prosecutor’s request to the Prahova Tribunal was motivated by the fact that following the rulings handed down by the administrative litigation court, the general procedure of insolvency was opened against debtors Asesoft International SA and Teamnet International SA, and so far bankruptcy and dissolution proceedings against the companies have not been initiated.
“In their request to the Prahova Tribunal the prosecutors argue that the proposed measure is urgent and is strictly triggered by the proper unfolding of the criminal procedure (by further keeping the two legal entities and making sure that they make court appearances and the necessary assets are available for paying the financial penalties and the seized amounts, should a final sentence be handed down),” reads the DNA release.