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November 30, 2022
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Unifarm Managing Director placed under judiciary control for bribe-taking

Eugen Adrian Ionel, Managing Director of National Company Unifarm SA, was placed under judiciary control by prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in a case in which he is charged, among others, of bribe-taking in relation to the attribution of a contract to acquire protection equipment against the infection with the novel coronavirus.

According to a release of the DNA sent to AGERPRES, prosecutors of the DNA – the section to combat corruption – have disposed the starting of criminal investigations and the measure of judiciary control for a period of 60 days, starting with June 23, against Eugen Adrian Ionel, Managing Director of the National Company Unifarm SA, for bribe-taking, abuse of office obtaining undue gains, complicity to influence peddling, instigation to intellectual forgery and using the position to favor some persons.

Anticorruption prosecutors note in their ordinance that Eugen Adrian Ionel had requested 760,000 euro from an intermediary that represented a company so that Unifarm, state company, attribute a contract to acquire protection equipment against the infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus – 250,000 coveralls and 3 million surgical masks.

The DNA also said that Eugen Adrian Ionel had obtained the quality of managing director of CN Unifarm SA, on June 6, 2016, by infringing legal dispositions.

 

PSD’s Ciolacu suggests Gov’t wants state of alert extended indefinitely ‘to steal even more’

 

Acting Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu said on Tuesday that the government want the state of alert extended “indefinitely (…) in order to steal even more”.

“We were the only ones to say that the procurements without tendering made during the pandemic are an instrument for stealing! That’s why they want the state of alert extended indefinitely. To steal even more! And we told them ‘Stop! Enough!’ 760,000 euros is, according to the criminal investigation bodies, the bribe demanded by the head of [distributor of pharmaceutical supplies] Unifarm. For the masks that even to this day haven’t reached the vulnerable people. For the coveralls the doctors didn’t have in the fight against the virus. And we are still asking ourselves why they are short of money for pensions and ( child) allowances! Why they don’t have money for Romanian companies and producers! Why the millions borrowed by the Finance Minister are nowhere to be seen,” Ciolacu wrote on Facebook.

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