Apa Nova Bucharest has a ‘security service’ made up of former intelligence officers employed to stakeout and to wiretap in order to prevent the disclosing of the company’s illegal activities, the investigators documents in the corruption file targeting the company reveal.
“Particularly important is the fact that at the level of SC Apa Nova Bucuresti SA there was established a security service consisting of former workers of the intelligence services that conduct stakeout and interceptions in the interest of the management and who are trying in this way to keep control over the disclosure of data by the employees that could lead to the detection of illegal activities,” the document reads.
According to the quoted sources, in order to ensure the confidentiality of illicit activities conducted, confidential bank accounts were set up, by which payments were made by appointed persons, foreigners Bruno Roche and Laurent Lalague, the first one being a member of the Apa Nova Bucharest Board of Directors.
The DNA prosecutors claim the Apa Nova French bosses knew about the bribes paid to the company’s Romanian intermediaries. Prosecutors said in the preventive arrest report that Bruno Roche and Lorand Lalague, directors of the French company, were aware that Apa Nova paid bribes in the form of fictitious contracts to the three Romanians who used their influence to determine the Bucharest City Hall to accept Apa Nova’s unjustified water tariff increases, ‘Romania Libera’ further informs. The whistleblower in this file is also involved in the corruption file of former president Traian Basescu’s son in law.
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