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October 30, 2020

Supreme Court postpones for June 8 the ruling in the case in which Liviu Dragnea is tried for incitement to abuse of office

On Tuesday, the magistrates of the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) postponed for June 8 the ruling in the case of the fictive employment from the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC) Teleorman, in which DNA demanded the conviction of the PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea to seven years and a half in prison for incitement to abuse of office, and two years and a half for incitement to intellectual forgery. Prosecutors also demanded the annulment of the suspension of the conviction to two years in prison in the Referendum case. In the case of Dragnea’s ex-wife, Bombonica Prodana, prosecutors demanded the suspension of the trial, given that she paid her part of damage. However, on Tuesday, the magistrates of the Supreme Court postponed the ruling in this case for June 8.

On May 15, when the final pleadings were held at ICCJ, Liviu Dragnea said that he “strongly” stated he is innocent, since he didn’t commit any of the deeds “thrown by DNA in the indictment”. Asked about his opinion related to the sentence of seven years and a half in prison demanded by prosecutors, Dragnea said: “DNA wants a life sentence for me”.

“For us, those who are dragged into this trial, this is a life experience that nobody wants to have, and which I don’t wish even my enemies to have. There are people who were in that room and whose lives are destroyed, whose psyche is destroyed” Liviu Dragnea said.


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