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April 18, 2021
JUSTICE

2009 election campaign financing file: Former president’s daughter gets prison sentence in corruption case

Ioana Basescu (photo L), daughter of former President Traian Basescu, was sentenced on Tuesday by the Bucharest Court of Appeal (CAB) to five years in prison for incitement to embezzlement and money laundering as part of a court case looking into the funding of Traian Băsescu’s presidential election campaign in 2009, when he won his second term.

She was handed a three-year-in-prison sentence for incitement to embezzlement and two sentences for incitement to money laundering of three and five years in prison that were merged in a final sentence of five years.

The decision is not final and can be challenged.

In the same file, former Minister Elena Udrea (photo R) was sentenced on Tuesday by the Bucharest Court of Appeal to 8 years in prison for committing crimes of instigating to bribe taking and money laundering in the case on financing Traian Basescu’s election campaign in the 2009 presidential election.

Udrea received several sentences, ranging from 3 to 6 years, for committing the two crimes. The court merged them and she was sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment.

The decision is not final and can be appealed.

Via Agerpres

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