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MPs Madalin Voicu, Nicolae Paun indicted

MPs Madalin Voicu and Nicolae Paun have been indicted in the file on the EU funds embezzlement. The European money was intended for a programme related to Roma’s social insertion.

Nicolae Paun was sent to court for using forgery or incomplete documents and therefore for unjustly obtaining European funds, EU money embezzlement, money laundering, influence peddling, forgery in deeds, etc.

Madalin Voicu is charged with influence peddling, forgery in deeds, money laundering and using his influenct to obtain undue benefits.

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors have ordered in May the extension and speeding of the criminal investigation in connection with other criminal acts against MPs Madalin Voicu and Nicolae Paun.

In view of extended seizure and in order to guarantee the repair of damage caused by the offenses, the anticorruption prosecutors have ordered the protective measure of seizure of immovable property owned by SC Niky Scorpion Alcom SRL up to a maximum of approximately RON 30.5 million.

In February the Chamber of Deputies has rejected the DNA request for the approval of remand in the case of PSD deputy Madalin Voicu.

158 votes ‘against’ and 103 ‘for’ were cast. The vote in the plenum was made in secret, using balls.

On the other hand, the deputies endorsed the DNA request for remand in the case of Nicolae Paun, deputy for the Roma Party by 128 votes ‘for’ and 78 ‘against’, while 20 ballots were annulled. The vote concerning the go-ahead for arrest was postponed due to lack of quorum.

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