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August 9, 2022

Chamber votes for lifting former AgriMin Chesnoiu’s immunity

The Chamber of Deputies in a plenary sitting on Tuesday voted the decision draft on lifting the immunity of Social Democratic Party (PSD) MP Adrian Chesnoiu, by 251 to 25. Two votes were cancelled.

On Monday evening, the Legal Committee of the Chamber of Deputies issued a report in favour of stripping the former Agriculture Minister of parliamentary immunity.

On June 23, the prosecutor general sent to the Chamber of Deputies a report by the National Anti-Corruption Authority (DNA) requesting the criminal investigation of Adrian Chesnoiu, then Agriculture Minister.

The notification aims at obtaining the approval for the investigation of the crimes of instigation allowing access of unauthorised persons to information that is not intended for the public, in order to obtain undue benefits for another, and abuse of office when a civil servant gets undue benefits for self or another.

The prosecutor general also sent the original file.

Subsequently, Chesnoiu announced that he was stepping down as the agriculture minister and suspending himself from PSD. He also called on MPs to vote for him being stripped of parliamentary immunity, Agerpres reports.



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