Senator Șova placed under house arrest

Social Democrat senator Dan Şova will be released from prison in the file where he is accused of taking bribes of EUR 100,000 to seal an agreement between CET Govora and a law firm, following the High Court of Cassation and Justice’s final ruling on Friday.

The Supreme Court ruled on January 15 to replace the detention with the house arrest in the senator’s case. Yet, the decision was challenged by prosecutors, but the court has dismissed the appeal, so the ruling is final.

Șova has been imprisonned since December 14.

According to the prosecutors, during October 2011-July 2014, Sova asked for money and received EUR 100,000 from an indicted in exchange for his influence peddling to the general manager of the above-mentioned thermal power station of Govora resort, so that the latter would approve a legal assistance contract with a certain law firm. The contract was a monthly subscription one, valuing EUR 10,000 per month.
Dan Șova was prosecuted also in the Turceni-Rovinari file, along with former premier Victor Ponta. Anti-corruption prosecutors accuse Dan Sova of forgery by private signature (17 deeds), tax evasion and money laundering. In the same file, the senator is investigated for other three crimes related to complicity to abuse of office.

The Senator would have used most of the money to pay a house bought in Bucharest.

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