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October 22, 2021
JUSTICE

Former senator Dan Sova, sentenced by final decision to three years in prison in the CET Govora case

Former senator Dan Sova was sentenced on Wednesday by the Supreme Court to three years in prison for influence peddling in the CET Govora case, in which he is accused of taking a 100,000-EUR bribe to ensure the conclusion of a contract between CET Govora and a law firm. The decision is final.

Thus, the High Court of Cassation and Justice upheld the decision of the first court, which sentenced Sova to three years in prison.

Also, former Manager of CET Govora, Mihai Balan, was sentenced to three years of suspended prison for abuse of office in continuous form, with a four-year oversight period.

The Wednesday’s decision is final.

At the last hearing, DNA asked a punishment oriented to the maximum for Dan Sova, meaning nine years and four months in prison, appreciating that the first court’s decision is “inexcusably gentle”.

Dan Sova was sent to judgement in January 2017, in the CET Govora case, in which he is accused of taking a 100,000-EUR bribe in order to ensure the conclusion of a contract between CET Govora and a law firm.

In September 2017, the first court sentenced Sova to three years in prison, applying the complementary punishment of banning the exercise of certain rights for 2 years since he will be released. Sova was also obliged to pay to the state EUR 100,000 or the equivalent in RON at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment, as special confiscation.

 

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