MP Eugen Bejinariu gets away from prosecution in the Microsoft case…for now

No quorum again in Parliament to vote the anti-corruption prosecutors’ request to lift Eugen Bejinariu’s parliamentary immunity in order to be prosecuted in the Microsoft case. Bejinariu was the secretary general in the Nastase Government in early 2000s.

There were only 63 deputies present in the lower chamber’s plenary session, while the minimum was 177.

This is the second time there was no quorum to vote the DNA’s prosecution request against Bejinariu.

So, if Eugen Bejinariu obtains a new MP mandate, a decision on lifting his immunity will be taken by the next Parliament.

The anti-corruption prosecutors want to take Bejinariu to court, accusing him of breaking the public procurement provisions while he was secretary general in Nastase Government. He is charged with initiating and endorsing several government decisions in December 2003 and April 2004 that Okayed a commercial contract on Microsoft licenses clinched between the Government and Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, thus favoring the company to avoid a public sale.

Eugen Bejinariu is also suspected of initiating a government decision Okaying the extension of the Microsoft license contract in October 2004.

The prejudice caused to the state was estimated for USD 66,965,343, representing the undue benefit for Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH.

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